11/17/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2020 08:14
As the Government of Dominica continues to modernize health care for all citizens more polyclinics are being constructed across the island.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment will soon commission the health centers that are fully equipped in communities to include Vielle Case, Portsmouth, Mahaut, Marigot and Bellevue Chopin.
Construction works will soon be completed in more communities.
'We have Wesley very soon, towards the end of this year. Bagatelle will also be completed very soon. We have Anse De Mai well on its way. We have Colihaut which is long waited on its way and I want to thank the Lord Bishop for his willingness to allow us to make use of the church land, and we are grateful to the Catholic Church for this. Had it not been for that it would have been difficult for the Health Center in Colihaut,' Prime Minister Skerrit stated.
Prime Minister Skerrit also mentioned that Government has plans to construct a hospital to form part of the international airport.
'The original concept for the airport did not include a hospital or a health center. But having experience the covid-19 pandemic, and the need to have special designated facilities at the airports to facilitate passengers and visitors coming in and to ensure that we can implement and adhere to the guidelines and the protocols. The Government has taken a decision to construct a small hospital as part of the project in the event that we are faced with a similar pandemic and we have to isolate tourist or visitors coming in or even airport staff and so we are having this as part of the project,' the Prime Minister stated.