It is now approximately two weeks since the Marigot Hospital has been shut down because of a severe termite infestation at the institution.
Officials have been forced to relocate emergency services to the Wesley Health Center.
“The Marigot Hospital is temporarily closed, for around two weeks now,” Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson said. “There is a situation at the Marigot Hospital with regards to the infestation of termites, locally called the wood ants.”
According to him the infestation is so severe, services had to be suspended.
A delegation from the Ministry of Health, led by health minister Julius Timothy, visited the facility earlier this week to observe the extensive damages.
“So the hospital cannot function at this time,” Johnson said.
He did not give a time line for the reopening of the hospital only pointing out that officials are using their “best efforts to ensure the services of the Marigot Hospital, in terms of emergency services, be restored in the shortest possible time.”