Discussions are underway with Montreal Management Consultants for the construction of eleven new health facilities across the island.
That’s according to Minister for Health Dr. Kenneth Darroux.
Darroux says a Post Maria assessment revealed that a number of Health facilities on island needed to be rebuilt in order to continue providing quality health services to communities.
“This is just the first phase where we are going to construct eleven health centers and 2 hospitals, the Portsmouth and Marigot Hospital,” Darroux said.
The Health Minister says further while Government has not abandoned an option to use fund from the Government of Mexico to construct the new Marigot Hospital, plans are afoot to begin construction.
“The time has come where we are really considering using local funds to build the Marigot Hospital due to this long drawn out process that started way back since Tropical Storm Erika.
“It has reached this critical juncture where we have decided to proceed with using local funds and are in discussion with MMCE,” Dr. Darroux stated.
He says MMCE will soon present designs to Government and requests will be made of the Government of Mexico to use the funds allocated to equip the hospital.