Health Minister Julius Timothy said funds are being sought to build a cancer treatment facility in Dominica that will serve the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
“Dominica would like to build the cancer treatment center of the OECS and we are seeking assistance in that regard. We are working along with some of the professors from Ross University who are assisting us in preparing for that,” he said at a press conference to launch Cancer Awareness Month.
This year the Dominica Cancer Society is placing emphasis on prostate cancer. 32 men died from the disease last year.
Meantime President of the Dominica Cancer Society Vina Royer says government has approved a grant of $30,000 to fund a cancer wellness center.
“You should not have to die because you are diagnosed with prostate cancer. You should reach out and we are reaching out and doing our best in that regard. I want to say thanks to government because they recently approved a grant $30,000 that will assist us in setting up a wellness center,” she explained.