Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, has said the government is committed to building a new hospital in Marigot and monies have been allocated for its design in the financial year.
He was a guest on Kairi’s Heng Program on Wednesday
“We’ve dedicated $300,000 or so in this financial year to begin the issue of the design, etc for the Marigot Hospital,” he said. “I really want to assure the Marigot community.”
Darroux said he does not want to turn the problems at the Marigot Hospital into a political issue.
“I said I did not want to get caught up in the whole political twist…of course if other people choose to put a political spin or twist to to that, that is their choice,” he said. “The government of Dominica is committed to building a new hospital at Marigot and we are going to pursue this come this financial year. As I said monies have been allocated for the designs etc.”
The hospital was recently shut down and due to an infestation of mold and fungus.
It was previously first shut down in 2014 because of a severe termite infestation.
Since the latest shut down, the facility has been temporarily relocated.