New equipment will be installed at PMH Timothy says

Timothy said the PMH equipment will be installed as promised
Timothy said the PMH equipment will be installed as promised

The government of Dominica will uphold its promise of delivering and installing new medical equipment to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), health minister, Julius Timothy has said.

Speaking at a forum during a visit to the hospital by President Charles Savarin on Thursday, Timothy said there’s been public concern that the equipment had not been delivered as promised by prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, earlier this year but vowed it will be installed.

“I heard somebody on the radio saying that the prime minister said he was going to do this, that and the other, and where is it?” Timothy said. “I would like them to know it has been done. The technicians from overseas are here installing the mammogram, we have all the equipment for the gastrocopy …. and from Monday the overseas technicians will be here to install it and in about a week the CT scan will also be here. It has been paid for totally, so that come January, this building will be fully functional.”

Timothy also pointed out that within the next few months, an oncology center will be opened and fully operational located below  located below the former psychiatric unit which is also being renovated.

“We expect by January 15th, the building will be fully renovated and Ross has donated all the equipment for our oncology center and we expect toward the end of January-February, our oncology center will be fully operational,” Timothy said. “We had decided also to put our drug unit downstairs, however, we had to change those plans because we bought a new CT scan and a new mammogram and we decided while we have not yet built the new hospital, we will install them downstairs.”

He noted that plans for the new hospital will continue and with the help of the Chinese Government, “things will be well on the way.”

President Savarin said Dominica is making great strides in health care
President Savarin said Dominica is making great strides in health care

In the meantime, President Savarin said that Dominica is making great strides in health care.

“I am aware of the several initiatives that are currently underway to address the calls by many for additional facilities for further specialist care,” he said. “All of these pieces of equipment, together with the construction of the new hospital seek to ensure that we bring better health services to the doorsteps or our people and to reduce the cost involved in having to access health care overseas. Given the current global challenges, it can be said that we are making great strides in the area of health care.”

However, he added that there is still much work to be done and there will always be room for improved levels of care. He stated further, that he is mindful of the complaints of shortcomings in service delivery at health institutions on the island pointing out that every effort is being made to address them.

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51 Comments

  1. big
    December 16, 2013

    when :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  2. Space Shuttle
    December 13, 2013

    Min of national Security: Maternity To Martinique. Back home then Back to Martinique.
    Min of health: Dominica to Martinque. Then to Florida.
    Prime Factor crime minister: DDDD. Dominica Discarded for Dimitri’s Dilivery. And the big man goes to Cuba for leg check.
    The truth is stranger than fiction.

  3. 4CARS
    December 13, 2013

    The one and only thing we Dominicans want, is for this Government to go. Just get the H3ll out.

  4. Red Hot
    December 13, 2013

    Well done Minister Timothy, well done. We are moving to the next level. People thats all we have to say thank God for new equipment for the hospital. Whether it come now or later, it will come.

  5. Patriot # 3
    December 13, 2013

    Savarin and Timothy are on their high horse about installation of the equipment, they have not told us about a systematic and well established plan to service and maintain these very sophisticated pieces of equipment. By the way, this big announcement about CT scan, Mammogram, Gastroscopy etc. is no big thing. This is 2013, this egregious and incompetent government has been in power for 14 plus years, and it is obvious that proper health care for Dominicans was never a priority for them. In their formative years in power they begged for hotel, stadium, roads, state house- health care was never on their list of priorities. They were and continue to be concerned about themselves, they receive insurance coverage paid for by the working poor people of this country, they are able to send their wives and concubines to the US to give birth to their children, Timothy can have Air Ambulance services at his disposal in less than 30minutes of having suffered a stroke, Savarin had the luxury of having tax payers foot a hospital bill of thousands of Euros while in Martinique, all this injustice exacted on a people by a government which never had its priorities right. According to Lennox Linton,”It is not about who sweeps the house, once it is swept” any government has a moral responsibility to look after the welfare of its citizens. Wonder when these self-serving and politically delusional jokers will ever understand this

  6. Rastafari
    December 13, 2013

    “…great strides in health care.” :mrgreen: Savarin, define “great strides.” There is not even a glimpse of a stride, let alone a “great stride” lmpo! Joke you a mek! (in my best Jamaican accent)

  7. KFC
    December 13, 2013

    Tim Tim I love u but not voting for u this time around your Government too corrupt all u getting rich while others getting Poor

  8. Joejoe
    December 13, 2013

    Gastroscopy equipment has been there since 2012.

    • no name
      December 14, 2013

      I smell a rat and suspect that the bin bobol is now operating under equipment bobol. need some investigations.

  9. Liars
    December 13, 2013

    it is interesting to note how politicians can lie so blatantly.Not one of the equipment that the President or the minister for health spoke about is on island .they may come tommorrow, but as of now ,none is on the island.HE EVEN WENT AS FAR AS INVITING THE MEDIA, TO VIEW THEM AFTER THE SESSION, AFTER ALL that was just for the public, but for people like me that is working on the inside i was wondering what is going on.

  10. intoxi
    December 13, 2013

    I don’t Know but other people but am just fed up of those guys and anybody else who use the words ” The government of Dominica will uphold its promise “. Like is a favor they doing we Dominicans. Don’t they Know its their JOB to provide Health and education among other basic NEEDS for the nation. Is like you telling me a man will have a wife and children and sit on his ass and tell them I did well in upholding my promise to feed and clothes you… isn’t that an automatic responsibility for him?. My people stop making people fool all you non. I mean you can support a man but please don’t support his nonsense just because you like him, tell him the truth and he will respect you for it.

  11. committed Dominican
    December 13, 2013

    Regardless of their tricks and gimmicks they will be voted out.

  12. Man on the Ground
    December 13, 2013

    Tim Tim ouh pa las maati

  13. legit
    December 13, 2013

    The Government must realize the longer it waits to procure this tools and machines it will continue to spend more money for overseas treatment for its citizens..The hospital needs a complete diagnostic center..where is the MRI machine? we need tools for urology.

  14. Concern citizen
    December 13, 2013

    That’s good progress what about an ECG machine to monitor the heart. This is a very important piece of equipment that is missing in Dominica. Prime Ministry get it right.

  15. Instrument Williams
    December 13, 2013

    More like Doreen Paul

  16. Canadain/Dominica
    December 13, 2013

    Why does the Mp Likes Hand out , these are things been used for student, the people of Dominica needs new equipment, also beds stretcher,wheelchair commodore basin ,towels sucker diapers, dressings phone, and even TV the people need these thing when they are in the hospital
    I am a nurse in Toronto, i worked at Toronto East general and at St Michael Hospital, to see how patient be treated as human, it a big shame to see the princess Margaret hospital is like that , we all know that we all have to die., but some people just go in and never comes out back, why, In Dominica we have the Ross university where they have the studen doing their practical at the princess Margaret hospital they are trainee, our government has to bring in professional physician to look after our family , not taking these student that is on training to looked after people, some of thees student comes from canada India america china, Hispanic and all over when a student has to leave Canada where there is so many university something is wrong right there

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2013

      You seem to be in the habit of just looking around and drawing conclusions. A licence is required for the practice of Medicine in Dominica.

      There is always a registered Medical practitioner accompanying the Ross students who are there for learning not to treat anyone.

    • Annonymous
      December 14, 2013

      speak English you are a nurse and live in Canada

  17. Neg Mawon
    December 12, 2013

    Christmas is in the air!!!

  18. art
    December 12, 2013

    Boy them man have guts eh

  19. December 12, 2013

    I have observe that the same people comments under different nameS, PEOPLE LIFE IS SHORT, GET CONSTRUCTIVE THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF MAKING THOSE STUPID COMMENTS AND ATTACKING PEOPLE.BECAREFUL THE TONGUE IS A FIRE.

  20. 4u2c
    December 12, 2013

    DLP is a joke!! Hospital good for tim tim and skerro next baby now? Boss, why all u think that Dominican fool, fool? I hope Dominicans show dlp on election day that the flood in layout took the last fool in DA.

  21. linky
    December 12, 2013

    even with people health them fellar playing politics

  22. %
    December 12, 2013

    Is it the Prime Minister delivering the equipment or the government? Can this be clarified? If is he (the PM),we need to know the source(s) of the funds please.
    You can see how corruption in government can impoverish a country. Basic equipment we need at a hospital were lacking here, and the government (who is skerrit of course) wants us to believe that when we get them this is something the world has never seen.

  23. Pedro
    December 12, 2013

    ….and what are the plans and logistics to get patients from the emergency or ward to that building?

  24. from no where
    December 12, 2013

    All of a sudden money flowing in to do all these things?
    Lennox is shaking up the LABOR camp

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2013

      You seem to know so very little about what is happening in your country.

    • Red Hot
      December 13, 2013

      Humm so you dont want the money to flow, God has blessed this nation, let the money flow.

  25. FORKIT
    December 12, 2013

    is charlo the minister of health?

    • Nac Vibes
      December 12, 2013

      Sorry, I thought he was the presedent, guess old habits die hard.

      • Nac Vibes
        December 12, 2013

        Pitty he didn’t spend one day with the opposition on their 21 in 25, he would have appeared less partisan, what a joke.

        I contend presently, the office of President is not fit for purpose.

  26. bias dca
    December 12, 2013

    We needy an oncology center
    .cancer is now rampant..thanks to the govt

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      December 12, 2013

      ‘Cancer is now rampant thanks to the Government’

      So, now we can pin point the reason(s)/causes of cancer.

      Bet after you hit the ‘post comment’ button, and saw your comment you felt pretty stupid.

    • Healthy Diva
      December 13, 2013

      @ bias dca… don’ be so ignorant! The increase of cancer on the island is directly linked to Dominicans’ addiction to junk food like Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza, Subway, soft drinks etc. When people go back to eating the rich and healthy foods produced by Mother Nature, the incident of cancer will decrease. Get back to basics, people.

  27. Anonymous
    December 12, 2013

    Dominica has a lot of great medical patriots over seas who care about there people, they have reached out to there government , but there government are slow to react there is a Dominican born doctor who is a cardiologist in the states, he sent four barrels of medical equipment to the hospital, it took the responsible people two months to pick those items out of customs.

    he also proposed to the prime minister when

    the met on the same air l

    in

  28. artfield
    December 12, 2013

    But where were all these ideas before, politics is a bitch

  29. Joe
    December 12, 2013

    Great Job!!!!!

  30. faceup
    December 12, 2013

    Thats great news for me and the people of Dominica. Now I can feel a bit safe when I come to DA to vote Skerro and his disciples out ! LABOUR MUST GO !

  31. Drake
    December 12, 2013

    Interesting – two men who were sent to Martinique on our taxes and one lunatic that insist that his child be born in America are telling us about our health system is on track.

    Dominichen ca qui fet zor ce les koyon pour zor ca bwen diven ce keyonere ca la.

    How many of us hold our breath when our wife , daughter, nen nen have to go give birth; How many of us are confident that in the event of a stroke that the hospital system that we will get quality health care ; How many of us will have a helicopter ready for Medivac.

    Don’t let these leeches fool you Dominicans – they keep lying to us in our faces cause they know we are a bunch of dumbies wearing the badge that Pierro knew very well that Laborites in particular are more than happy to display.

    • December 12, 2013

      :cry:

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2013

      I can see you UWP cannot wait to get back in power to put back these crushing hospital user fees you all had imposed on us back when you all were in office, but we say NEVER AGAIN!

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2013

      Even that you want to deny. The New machines are physically at the hospital being installed. You are sick but require alternative treatment…Benjamin likely.

  32. Dorie
    December 12, 2013

    Good job!

  33. Ken
    December 12, 2013

    Oh Yeh Charlo we expect lies from you. If we were on course WTF were you doing in maternity ward – tell us . Or tell us why they had to send you to Martinique on our tax dollars for a stroke when others with milder stroke than you kick the bucket.
    All ah ou should just shut the ********* up bilk the country and let the poor people suffer.

  34. Hurtault
    December 12, 2013

    Lord have Mercy! Could it be LENNOX LINTON that’s causing all this movement.

    • Peeping Tom
      December 12, 2013

      Without doubt!

      • Papa Dom
        December 13, 2013

        You can try to be sarcastic if you want but that is the truth. And you know what that shows? It shows that all along this labour government did not and does not have the interest of the people at heart.

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2013

      Fact: No hypocrisy here…the equipments were ordered before Lennox became head of UWP. The Budhet debate convened in July 2013.

  35. 4CARS
    December 12, 2013

    The Labor party campaign is heating up real fast. Timothy and Savrin – back to back. All can do all the impossibles, is want we don’t want you all.

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