Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the Marigot Hospital which will serve the north east of Dominica is near completion.
He made the announcement on his weekly Annou Pale talk show on Sunday.
“We are also near completion of the Marigot Hospital to serve the north east of the island,” he said. “This hospital is about 95% or so complete.”
According to him this facility will offer an expansive list of health services, including outpatient, emergency and inpatient services such as; dialysis treatment.
He said very soon residents of Wesley, Woodford Hill, Palm Tree, Marigot, Atkinson and Calibishie will no longer have to go to Roseau to get dialysis treatment.
“They will be able to get this for the first time at this brand new Marigot Hospital,” Skerrit stated.
These he believes are significant investments and improvements in the health infrastructure.
“And they are supported by measures to increase efficiency and improve service delivery,” he indicated.
The Prime Minister went on to say that his government is employing specialist doctors to provide care to the population and introducing new services such as the recently opened cardiology department.
Meantime, he said the passage of the Health Authority Act last month now allows the government to implement administrative changes which will boost accountability and provide citizens with improved health services at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.