I am delighted to be with you today to officially open the refurbished health centre here at Penville. I am confident that this new-look facility here will provide the appropriate setting to help improve the quality of service for clients and staff both in the immediate future and for years to come. This is indeed time for celebration and registers government's continued commitment to deliver quality services to all.
We believe that health is developmental rather than a technical abstract. Health issues are central to matters of development because an investment in health care is a critical contribution to human development and we all must be appreciative for this milestone and all the residents of Penville must pledge to take care of it.
Our country has been grappling with many health issues but Chronic Non Communicable Diseases and other lifestyle diseases have been the main causes of death and disability but they can and must be managed.
The delivery of primary health-care therefore is amongst the key strategic priorities and concerns for us in Dominica .We believe that the delivery of this service is in line with the country’s policy of pushing the
Health agenda forward as these health issues must be dealt with at the primary or district level.
Just last week we received over $2million in state of the art equipment from China and are expecting another $2 million more from, other benefactors within the next 2 months. Your government is working to ensure that you receive the best in Health-Care.
The Ministry of health will continue to support efforts aimed at providing the necessary supplies needed to carry out your work however we encourage villagers to provide support in any way possible to contribute to the maintenance and sustainability of this beautiful clinic.