The Government of Dominica has contributed $100,000 to the cancer society to meet the needs of some of its members.
The contribution was in an effort to subsidize the cost of cancer treatment and provide assistance to the Dominica Cancer Society.
The Hon Minister for Health, Dr Kenneth Darroux, during the supplementary estimates debate, addressed the House giving details of this contribution.
“As a result of the generous nature of this administration reaching out to the people because we know the prevalence of cancer here in Dominica, and then we’re doing our best to ensure that these patients that they receive the treatment that they need.”
The health minister is anticipating that soon enough with the new national hospital and additional specialised doctors, less Dominicans will need to travel for treatment overseas.
The Honourable Health Minister emphasized the policy of government as to take care of the needs of the less fortunate.
The Ministry of Health received a supplementary estimate of over $5.8 million.