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Skerrit: Dominica’s health care improving

Regional 17 Jun, 2020 Follow News

Dominica’s new hospital in Marigot is an example of its improving healthcare

Dominica is seeing an entirely transformed healthcare infrastructure according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

He held an online public discussion on Sunday where he engaged with Dominicans and provided updates on the latest government activities. Skerrit announced the completion stages of the new health centres and hospitals, built with funds from the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.

After Hurricane Maria in 2017, Skerrit pledged to make Dominica "the world's first climate-resilient nation." He focused on the long-term plan to "build back better." Part of this is the Housing Revolution, a transformative project aiming to build around 5,000 new hurricane-proof homes, 14 polyclinics, new hospitals and many other community facilities. The PM says that the government is using CBI proceeds to transform its health sector entirely within five years, enhance the quality and the delivery of care and build for up to 70 years ahead.

"I think in the next five years or so, we will have almost a completely, brand new health infrastructure, taking into consideration the impacts of natural disasters on our country and building a greater resilience, building back better so that when these hurricanes come, we'll be able to withstand the impact much better," Skerrit said.

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