Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hon Minister for Finance and Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, has announced that an additional $5m will be made available to the Ministry of Health in the upcoming budget to provide free medicine to those who cannot afford it.

The Hon Prime Minister made the announcement as he addressed a town hall meeting in Wotten Waven.

He revealed, “In the upcoming budget the Ministry of Health is asking for $5m more to buy more medication. Part of this request is as a result of quite a number of people suffering from various kinds of cancer who receive free medication from the hospital. The Government is taking a decision to make those drugs available to our citizen free of charge recognizing their importance so we now have to include $5m more in this year’s budget.."

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