|Volume No. 1 Issue No. 25 - Monday, July 29, 2002
|Princess Margeret Hospital Running Out of Critical Medical Supplies
by Thomson Fontaine
The main hospital in Dominica, the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is in dire need of critical medical supplies. The hospital administrator recently informed the nursing staff and health officials that it was just a matter of days before the supplies ran out. The supplies are as basic as bandages, gauze and injections.
The government has indicated that it is no position to provide the necessary funding to replenish the quick dwindling supply. The officials fear that the health situation in Dominica will completely collapse if the situation is not remedied within the next few weeks.
In 2000, Dominica's health system was rated number 35 in the world by the United Nations, but with Dominica in the throes of its worst economic crisis in decades health along with all the other public sectors have been severely affected.
In view of the imminent health crisis facing Dominica, the Dominican in collaboration with the National Development Fund is making an unprecedented appeal to its readership to assist in averting disaster in the health system. Readers are asked to make financial donations or donations of medical supplies via this special appeal.
Donations of medical supplies are being channeled through the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences. Financial donations can be sent directly to the
Princess Margaret Hospital
or may also be channeled through the National Development Fund. Send all checks to the:
Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS) - NDF;
P O Box 27254,
Washington DC, 20038 (Please indicate Hospital Fund).
You may also contact DAAS via email
We are confident that we can do our part to assist our beloved country and provide its people with the required health care.