Message from Minister for Health, Julius Timothy

Minister for Health Julius Timothy. * Photo credit: dominica.gov.dm
Minister for Health Julius Timothy.

As you are aware, last week Wednesday, I was faced with a health situation which required me to be hospitalized both here in Dominica and Martinique.

I must report that I am recovering well from my ordeal, and expect by God’s grace to make a full recovery.

Currently I have some challenges with speech but my doctors believe that I will be able to overcome these challenges in good time.

I know that many of you have been concerned and expressed those concerns through offerings of prayer and good wishes, and so to you all my fellow Dominicans and particularly the Roseau North Constituents I say thank you.

I wish to say thank you to Dr. Daniel for his timely intervention and Dr. Burton for being present and assisting in getting me to the hospital. Also, to Dr. Marie for the intervention at the hospital.

My thanks to the Honourable Prime Minister and my Cabinet colleagues for being there for me from day one.

Thanks to the Permanent Secretary, Chief Medical Officer and staff of the Ministry of Health and Princess Margaret Hospital. The care and support I continue to receive means much to me.

To my family, many relatives, friends, staff at ACS who have enquired about my health and prayed for me, let me say your prayers have been answered and I thank the Lord for you.

May the good God continue to bless us all.

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57 Comments

  1. T mama
    May 9, 2013

    Give all to the Lord iN Prayer…I think you should retire from the Service and take it easy and just do things you will really enjoy…..time to relax a bit, what happened there tells you so,,,,speedy recovery….

  2. Gen Roseau
    May 9, 2013

    You may have left out some names in your thank you message, but that’s what I like about you: You may have your faults naturally, but you are not like the other ministers of government. You are down to earth, and know your mac bobo. I will continue to pray for your quick and wholesome recovery. God Bless.

  3. toma
    May 9, 2013

    He should be flown to the state house, its was just built with all the good stuff. Why not its a priority over health care.

    • stop
      May 9, 2013

      what happens to him can happen to u. stop being a fool and making foolish coments and remember that u don’t know what tomorrow holds for u .u sound like someone that’s rejoicing over the illness of another

      • my point of view.
        May 9, 2013

        @toma has already wished him well. And by no means he or she is rejoices. It is more of a figurative message.

  4. Malagraysa
    May 9, 2013

    Never mind Tim-Tim not talking. He is making all the right noises. Like him or not, you can’t keep him down.

  5. May 9, 2013

    “I must report that I am recovering well from my ordeal, and expect by God’s grace to make a full recovery”.—News Article

    I love this statement and all that Mr. Timothy spoke. Yes indeed! It is by God’s grace “the bag of Love–Life which He pours out to us, who believe in Him by faith.

    I pray that every doctor, nurse, counselor, and whoever else that will help our Health Minister to recover completely, are remembering that God is working through them for the sake of the Life of Man who believes in His Grace–that man is Mr. Julius Timothy.

    By the Stripes of Jesus Christ, he will be healed. And so, to God be the glory! Blessings!

  6. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013

    Nice to know that you are back i was very concerned. Just hang in there we are praying for you. All the best and a speedy recovery

  7. HAPPY
    May 8, 2013

    Best wishes to you on your recovery Mr. Timothy.
    Hoping some day Guadelopian and Martiniquen and other neighbouring islands will fly to Dominica for medical purposes.

    • say it loud
      May 9, 2013

      What or which world are you living in? :oops:

  8. in good time and bad
    May 8, 2013

    i am smiling. love you

  9. truth offends
    May 8, 2013

    Thanks for your kindness and gratitude. All of us wish you a complete recovery as you have served this country very well, whether in blue or red and we all love you Tim.
    One thing though, put your health first and learn from the mistakes of others who went before you. They put the job before their health and as a result, they left us rather sadly and untimely, and yet the job is still there undone. Let me remind you of a passage in Phil. 2:25-27, where Paul informed us of one by the name of Epaphroditus, who almost killed himself because of his love for people and the job. So please take it easy Tim.

  10. 4u2c
    May 8, 2013

    Tim, am happy u recovering but I want you to have a full revcovery so you can make some real change for better health care for all. If this is not a wake up call then the next time God will act differently. Savarin, lost of speech, Tim , lost of speech…can you see the sign? The creator is being merciful and giving you all a chance to come clean and do better because he know you all can do better. Should you all fail to listen and change for the better there will be no 2nd chance and the others will follow. Save DA and DA will save you!!

  11. May 8, 2013

    I am very happy for your recovery, I hope you guys ready to address the condition Princess Margaret Hospital for those unable airlift for better treatment to neighboring island.

  12. Cyn'Fyah
    May 8, 2013

    Get well soon!! :lol: God hasen’t stopped the clock on you yet.

  13. Bounty
    May 8, 2013

    Welcome back, Mr. Timothy. We continue praying for your complete recovery.

  14. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    The minister did not mention any thanks to any member of the oposition and this is strange to me.Did any one from the oposition extend any well wishes to the minister during his ordeal?
    I really hope that someone did,because in sickness there is no time for that nonsense.
    I would hope that this is not the case and at the same time if they did i would expect the minister to extend thanks to them if they did,just as he did to all those other people. It would be an honorable thing to do.
    I just have have the feeling that this is a wakeup call for many reasons,and that it offers an uppotunity for unity and peace among our leaders.
    So i say for the sake of the nation, use this time to make change.

    • Doc. Love
      May 8, 2013

      Members of the UWP including Mr. Lugay of the Goodwill constituency did extend good wishes and prayers to Mr. Timothy on the Thursday night UWP political show.

    • View Point
      May 9, 2013

      Obviously, you have not been reading this blog or listening to the other rado station. To put it mildly, there was massive “jubilation” at yet another associate of Mr. Skerrit is sick. If they wished him well then they did it privately. Then he might have acknowledged them privately. The leadership of the opposition did not go on public record wishing the minister well and chastising their supporters for the great jubilation. But I agree with you that now is the time to begin the much needed change.

    • watch dog
      May 9, 2013

      really is that important my god. thats why u will remain anonymous dumb a…….

      • View Point
        May 9, 2013

        Thanks “smarty” for telling us who you really is. Since you are able to recognize an anonymous “dumb a” you must be a public one.

  15. hm!
    May 8, 2013

    Nice Mr Timothy. All the best for a speedy recovery. God’s Blessings.

  16. %
    May 8, 2013

    I am happy to know that you are back on island, but the improvement process takes time. TAKE IT EASY SIR.!
    Mr Timothy as a man who thinks differently from most members of this government don’t you think that the $30 000 000.00 (loan money)wasted on the State Evil could be better utilized if only we had a visionary government who could channel it to provide better health facilities at the PMH sir?
    It is shameful to see so few labourites wishing you well sir. Shame on them indeed.

  17. Mel
    May 8, 2013

    Minister, You will get your speech back in perfect condition. Just look at Mr. Savarin. You too will be back at work soon. Get well soon.

  18. Overseas Friend
    May 8, 2013

    I am very happy to get such good news. My prayers are with you. I will never forget your good deed. May God continue to bless you richly with good health.
    Blessings Mr T.

  19. megatron
    May 8, 2013

    What about the working man who didnt have the resources or help the be flown out in a timely manner. Our healthcare system needs some serious upgrades…
    First we need to get our priorities right

  20. stehen
    May 8, 2013

    minister of health do you have any influence in making the hospital better for your family and other DOM(INICA? that is why tax payers paying you sir. if you cannot to better to improve the health of the nation by up dating the equipment you are earning moneys under false pretense
    you could not be treated in your country is that the way forward?
    flying out for treatment????????

  21. Doc. Love
    May 8, 2013

    Regardless to what happens to politicians, playing politics never takes second place. Mr. Timothy has thank everyone but members of the UWP.On the UWP political show last thursday,every member on show that night offered prayers and well wishes to him. Infact,Mr. Sanford reminded the listeners that Mr. Timothy was the one who brought him into politics and he is praying for his recovery. Mr. Lugay, hopefully, his future replacement also offered prayer for his full recovery. Maybe, Mr. Timothy was not aware that members of the UWP were also praying for him,however, I would like him to know, we are still praying for him.God bless you, Sir.

    • so sweet o
      May 8, 2013

      What a loving bunch.

    • Ignorance Is Bliss!
      May 9, 2013

      There should not be any politics in the comments – but that is wishfult hinking.

      having said that – he’s comments seem to be focused on personal thanks to those who reach out personally to him and he also says to “all my fellow Dominicans” that includes everyone.

      But then again – with these poloticians who knows if they personally did or not… but it shouldnt matter. What matters is that is said thanks to all his well wishers

  22. cohenval
    May 8, 2013

    On behalf of the noble and healthy leader and supporters of the United Workers Party, we want to wish you a speedy recovery.

  23. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    You will always be remembered in my prayers. You are a kind and gentle Minister of Health. Keep up the faith.

    God bless!

  24. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    well said my minister….God Bless you and family!! you are a very nice person and you have more work to do on this earth, continue trusting in God and he will do the rest!! MOH all the way!!

  25. Precious
    May 8, 2013

    Mr. Timothy my prayers are with you. God is in control you will make a full recovery. Continue to trust God for your healing he is, and will always be in charge.

    May God richly bless you.

  26. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    Hope you recover fully, my prayers are with you.

    Hope this unfortuneate experience propell our political leaders to work on building a state of the art hospital , like the white house that is being bilt in roseau, it is a shame when our health minister cannot get the proper medical care in dominica in this day and age, that means the normall joe will die with the same condition cus he wont be able to fly to the french island for help?.

  27. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    That’s great news!!! Safe and speedy recovery Mr. Timothy!!!!

  28. J
    May 8, 2013

    Jesus heals, Jesus saves. Welcome back. All the best for a FULL recovery.

  29. aye
    May 8, 2013

    i would also like to thank the UWP

    • lol
      May 8, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • View Point
      May 8, 2013

      For the constant reminder all along, even in my sick period how crude and mischievous they (UWP)are in celebrating at every turn, the misfortunes and illess of fellow Dominicans especially those who are known supporters of the ruling party. Like they or none of their supporters will never get ill. They will continue to get “spiritual drones” without let and then to be rejected again. We go see.

      • May 9, 2013

        I do believe that you a the only person who is using the health of Julius as an excuse to vent your garbage I would suggest from time to time listen to other Radio outlets before posting comments Julius is a person he is ill and no one is celebrating and I think you have your facts clouded because the only party that celebrates over issues is your Party thats their trade mark my brother if you can pray ask God to send healing to the medical minister and stop your ignorance because politic is not needed in times like these.

    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2013

      For what? Your sacarsm?

  30. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    Tim Tim my family and I wish u all the best and we are praying for you. You have more work to do.

  31. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    What if the weather was what, you NOT God

    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2013

      What are you? Some special sort of idiot? You don’t have to be God to know that it is extremely risky to fly in inclement weather. Please open your mind and THINK before you comment.

  32. T
    May 8, 2013

    Such humbleness deserves an applaud. Keep praying and keep God first.
    Now, it’s about time that our healthcare facilities in D/ca be upgraded…. Don’t you think so Hon Juluis Timothy?

  33. Bless
    May 8, 2013

    That is a very humbled statement Mr. Timothy. We pray for your speedy recovery and for those other persons in our country suffering from health issues, we pray for you as well. It’s time we Dominicans get back to prayer and pray for our people continuously. God bless Dominica and its people.

  34. Attitude
    May 8, 2013

    Thank Jehovah Rapha!

  35. "parl rep"
    May 8, 2013

    I am praying for you “parl rep”. May God continue to bless and guide you endlessly.

    Dominicans are filled with great LOVE for you; irrespective of the fact that a few of us are seemingly insensitive and political but in their hearts of heart they all mean well.

    FANKS DNO.

  36. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013

    All very well. I hope he uses his experience to advocate for better healthcare and facilities in Dominica. What if the weather was unfavorable and he wasn’t able to fly out?? It’s time to move Dominica forward into the 21st century health wise. Wishing him all the best.

  37. jesus we need mercy
    May 8, 2013

    Gods grace kept you,hope you learned from that

    • Tijhan
      May 8, 2013

      well apparently Dominica’s health services were not sufficient!

  38. Kryptonite
    May 8, 2013

    you are welcome and you will be ok.
    Thats what the previouse minister was surpose to do
    when he got back to Dominica.
    again you will be fine just keep praying and stop eating them red meat.

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