‘Massive’ Marigot hospital will address district’s health needs – PM Skerrit

Marigot Hospital under contruction

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Marigot Hospital which is currently under construction will address the health needs in that district.

He was speaking during his special ‘One on One’ Anou Palay programme recently.

In 2016, the Marigot Hospital was closed temporarily after mould and fungus were discovered in the building and its services were moved to the Wesley Health Centre.

According to Prime Minister Skerrit, his government continues its construction projects amidst Covid-19 because these projects are important elements of the government’s national efforts.

“We have the Marigot Hospital under construction; it is a massive structure that will address the health needs in the Marigot Health District from Atkinson down to Calibishie…,” he said.

Skerrit said the foundation is already done and the floor has been constructed.

“We are building this for the next, 50, 60, 70 years,” he stated.

New structures will be put in place at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) in order to improve the delivery of service, the prime minister stated.

“We will be putting in new structures at the hospital to ensure that we can improve on the delivery of services so that the complaints that we get from time-to-time – some justified, some unjustified – those can be eliminated,” he remarked.

He said further that the redesigned roofs at the DCFH are 95 percent concrete.

Meantime, he mentioned that the Government of the People’s Republic of China is financing a number of Health Centres which are being built across the island including Roseau Central, Mahaut and Portsmouth among other areas.

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  1. June 23, 2020

    Good for the Air port though

  2. June 23, 2020

    @72nations72 elements, don’t you believe in that saying, “better late than never”? What did Edison James do for Marigot? Nothing. The International Airport is coming soon. Don’t worry, be happy. It will be so massive, that it will accommodate all UWP surrogates at one time.

  3. June 23, 2020

    No hospital in Marigot, they complaining, they got plenty to say. Now the massive hospital is being built, they complaining, they got plenty to say. My conclusion from all this complaining is that you all are jealous of Skerrit. You all cannot walk in his shoes. No international airport, they complaining, they got plenty to say. Soon the massive airport will be under construction, they will be complaining, they will have plenty to say. Nothing you UWP surrogates say will deter the people of Dominica. Next election it gonna be 20 to 1. Labour power.

  4. Magway ca
    June 23, 2020

    Is this one going to be named the China Marigot friendship hospital

    • citizen
      June 24, 2020

      No the Marigot – Mexico Friendship Hospital

  5. Original
    June 23, 2020

    this project which is long overdue, has a good end but the means is seriously corrupted. this project is being developed by MMCE constructed by Rayneau, designed by some foreign entity, nothing local. what is the cost of this project? how many passports were allocated for this project since it is cbi financed? why are local professionals not employed in the development of our identity, when the same PM said on his show that we should consume local, is local professional services not also considered local? the vast majority of the money goes to foreigners, so why are we selling away our heritage in order to enrich foreigners? this is sad and unfortunate that our people are not seeing an issue with this! it’s Dominica’s citizenship which is financing this but all the major entities are foreigners hell even the government is being left out of this. are we as a people not concern about our children future? what will be left for them?

    June 23, 2020

    Lennox and his A**hole supporters will stop asking for Marigot Hospital.
    Every day is Marigot need a hospital.
    Now THEY got it. THEY complaining.
    UWPITES are a breed by themselves.

    • 72nations72elements
      June 23, 2020

      The A**holes are the people who think this a favor. Im actually surprised that it is FINALLY being done in 2020. They had NO choice but to finally build it. All extra majie was being build for people who didnt even want what was offered, just to say the money was used to do xyz. what choice did they have but to do it. the last time was Mexico. but guess what. my only problem is that the house in morne daniel almost finish build, 2 years after maria, and only now they seeing it fit to help the north east. and FYI, this long awaited much needed hospital not only serves Marigot, but the surrounding constituencies that are represented by labor candidates. So keep talking about lennox lennox lennox want hospital, and not worry about your fellow laborites IN MARIGOT and surroundin villages. wicked set of people. pettiness knows no bounds. no hospital anywhere close to the main airport. FOR YEARS! and is lennox all you trying to spite? slavery really did a number on our mentality.

    • June 23, 2020

      Kid on the Block, are you still practicing your Catholic Faith?
      Shame on you eh.

  7. Batibou River
    June 23, 2020

    The only reason he started building this hospital now: Melville Hall was under threat to be closed by the Aviation Authority for safety reason due to the lack of a medical facility near by. Be under no illusion he most certainly didn’t do it because he loves the people in the South East in general or Marigot in particular. This man is a professional deceiver. Beware!
    Futhermore one important question has to be asked, where is the money coming from all of a sudden? Chinese? Secret CBI account? If it is the Chinese, we need to know what the terms and conditions of this loan are!

  8. We are Dominican
    June 22, 2020

    Zandoli one love. :lol: :-D :) Bon soir Zandoli!

  9. We are Dominican
    June 22, 2020

    Marigot what you saying? Hello! Hello! come on. People I want to hear you all! What u saying? What all you saying? Be objective! Marigot people I waiting to hear you say something. That not a pie in the sky as I hear some of you say. Hello dears and guys! I pray you all look at things thru a washed up eyes. What all you saying noh? nah? Stop hate. We all from DA from Capuchin to Scotts Head. Why hate. Let us sow love. Support who you want but let truth prevail. One love Dominicans.

    We are a loving people. Let us quick out the bad spirits influencing us. Let us be grateful to God for life after hurricane Maria and Covid-19. God loves us Dominicans. Let us thank him and be grateful for whatever little we receive so we can get bigger and better. I serious wee! Love one another. Pray for each other. hmmm Dominica passay. We rise with Jehovah. Thank u Jehovah for all you’ve given us and done for us at this perilous times.

  10. Hot Gucci mama
    June 22, 2020

    So happy that the hospital is being built. I was always worried about coming to Dominica and God forbid something should happen. Better late than never. I believe with so much pressure PM is really starting to work. Am watching from the outside. Never to late to do better. I don’t hate PM, I just don’t like the way he has use the people’s money. To much free stuff and encouraging laziness. God bless everyone 😘🤗

  11. god way
    June 22, 2020

    you all Dominican’s have a problem! do good you all don’t like it why EJ did not build it that’s the birth place of you all no good party! Long live the DLP progress will not stop.

    • 72nations72elements
      June 23, 2020

      he was only there for 4.5 years. he built a number of other much needed things though.

    • 72nations72elements
      June 23, 2020

      Also in his time Marigot already had a functioning hospital, that was before all the issues. Understand that you can do more in 20 years than in 4.5.

  12. country man
    June 22, 2020

    It seems Dominica is a Chinese colony. Every substancial project on the island has a China stamp

    • Man bite dogs
      June 23, 2020

      @country man, You do not seem to understand facts when you want your job done quickly ask Chinese contractors, Most of Dominica’s contractors are big mouth and useless time wasters there is a saying Chinese make business, black man run
      away business 🤣🤣🤣

    • Eagle-Eyed
      June 23, 2020

      I suppose you prefer not having a hospital rather than having a hospital with a Chinese stamp on it. Where are the projects with American, British or French stamp on them? It just goes to show the Chinese are the only super power interested in helping poor developing countries like ours. The other super powers especially the USA under Trump, only interested in putting the interest of white wealthy Americans above everyone else. Be thankful to the Chinese.

  13. Ibo France
    June 22, 2020

    I hope for the wellbeing of the people of Margot and the surrounding communities that all will go well and a completion date will become public knowledge of this most important edifice. Health is wealth.

    No caring or competent government will ever allow a major hospital or healthcare facility to fall into such a state of disrepair.

    Dominica is becoming more and more indebted to the Chinese government. Chinese businesses are now sprouting up all over Dominica like weeds in a garden. Instead of incentivizing local entrepreneurship, the government is presiding over the demise of mom and pop shops island wide

    I’m convinced beyond any shadow of a doubt that Skerrit despises Dominicans but idolizes foreigners. Just take a serious look at his most trusted advisers and his administration’s procurement practices.

    Dominica has become a haven for foreign contractors and business people. While Dominicans are becoming strangers in their land of birth.

  14. Black beauty
    June 22, 2020

    Its a 75 bed ward space hospital excluding the accident and emergency area fully equip with 2 modern theatre, xray,dialysis and other services.

    • Batibou River
      June 24, 2020

      Well find out when it’s finished, which is not necessary a given if one looks at the past record of this government and it’s PM. …Slaughterhouse in layou, coffee factory in Portsmouth, Moroccan hotel in Portsmouth, geothermal plant in Laudat, post office building in Roseau etc. As if we can afford to waste that kind of money.

  15. Zandoli
    June 22, 2020

    The size of a hospital is generally measured by the number of beds it will contain. To this day they have not disclosed that information. From that and the services they intend to offer determines the size of the building required. A “massive” building does not say anything unless the first two questions are answered.
    I really wish this guy would talk intelligently to the people of Dominica.

    • Dominican at heart
      June 22, 2020

      I think you could research the information before you type Zandoli. Anyways it is going to be a 75 bed hospital.

      • Nkrumah Kwame
        June 22, 2020

        Dominican at heart and Black beauty,
        Are you both working in the hospital’s construction or are you the new Ministers of Health??!!
        The biggest problem with this government is that they are NEVER specific: over 500 loans, in excess of, more than 900000 dollars, and they have no legal obligation, etc, etc. Like all Dominicans are fools.
        The PM said a “massive” structure but you know how many beds!! If you want to remain gullible go ahead. Every man has a right to make an as. of himself.
        I will know what it contains when and if it is completed.

      • Eagle-Eyed
        June 22, 2020

        @Dominican at heart, you shield realise by now that it is impossible to get any reasonable contributions from the likes of Zandoli and other haters who like nothing more than using the DNO platform to spew their hatred of Skerrit ‘no matter what he do’. So when they see Marigot getting this brand new state of the art modern hospital, they will obviously hate the idea because their main purpose in life is to hate and this will obviously deprive Linton of an issue to talk about at the next election. So I would save my fingers typing any response to Zandoli and others negative comments. comments. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • Zandoli
        June 22, 2020

        I stand corrected. In this case the reporting done by DNO is incomplete. They should have filled in the missing information to provide a more complete picture on the project. Very often when people know something it is often assumed everyone else has the same information.

      • Lin Clown
        June 22, 2020

        The one in MAHAUT is a MINI HOSPITAL.Built on the hill with a beautiful view of the Caribbean sea.Go DLP go.Imagine after hurricane MARIA Dominica was like the SAHARA DESERT.That is what LINTON called CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

    • No doubt
      June 22, 2020

      Go back up and read the article again Mr. Zandoli

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