Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Curvin Ferreira says the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital has been expanded to accommodate 4 additional Ventilators with another 10 to be delivered sometime next week
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Curvin Ferreira says the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital has been expanded to accommodate4 additional Ventilators with another 10 to be delivered sometime next week.
Dr. Ferreira assured the public that all tests are conducted on site at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) laboratory.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Curvin Ferreira
DFP Chairman Johnson Boston says the Covid-19 Virus is here and real, and the public must take necessary steps to look after themselves and their families, and adhere to the measures against the Covid-19 Virus
The Covid-19 Virus is here and is real and the public must take the necessary measures to look after themselves and their families.
Speaking to Q95 news on Thursday, Chairman of the Dominica Freedom Party and Political Consultant Johnson Boston, says this is a fight requiring all Dominicans to be informed.
Chairman of the Dominica Freedom Party and Political Consultant, Johnson Boston
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is asking the general public to place themselves in his shoes and answer the question as to what they would do if they were Prime Minister
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has asked the general public to put themselves in his shoes and answer the question as to what they would do if they were prime minister.
Mr Skerrit speaking at a national press briefing this week said, there are a lot of persons who disagree with his decision to leave the boarders open at a time when there is global pandemic killing thousands of people around the world.
His response is that there are number of heads working together giving him advice, and that it was out of deep concern for Dominicans who were unable to come home due to other countries taking aggress action at their ports of entry, in an effort to keep the virus out of their shores, that he felt compelled to leave Dominica’s ports open. He says if he had not done this “they would stay and die like cockroaches in some shed in Guadeloupe and Martinique.”
PM added that they allowed these ferries to come to Dominica carrying these potential cases only to allow Dominicans back home. This along with our culture of back door entry, justified his reason to leave our ports open for weeks at hand with a global pandemic on the rise.
At that press briefing, the prime minister announced that as of March 25, 2020 the airports are finally closed, and that as part of being forward thinking, they have already entertained the idea of importing more Cuban help to deal with the situation, as there are expected increases in the number of infected persons.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit
Attorney Bernard Wiltshire says the government of Dominica is seemingly still cavalier with its response to the COVID-19 virus, and the gravity of the situation has not yet dawned on Dominicans
Attorney Bernard Wiltshire does not believe it has dawned on the Dominican populace just how grave the COVID-19 situation is and the government has not helped.
In Wiltshire’s view, though a lot more people are wearing masks around the town, it will be extremely difficult to efficiently isolate individuals to afford protection to each other with the close proximity of Dominicans in lines outside of buildings.
Wiltshire says China appears to be the only place, from their part of the world, to have successfully dealt with the virus using a draconian approach, while Dominica’s government is seemingly still cavalier with its response to the COVID-19 virus.
Attorney Bernard Wiltshire
Public servants such as pharmacists are on the frontlines every day, and as a result, persons must understand the level of risk as well preventative measures to be taken to ensure everyone’s safety
Public servants such as the pharmacists are on the frontlines every day, and as a result, persons must understand the level of risk as well preventative measures being taken to ensure everyone’s safety.
These are some of the sentiments shared by the PRO of Jolly’s pharmacy, Carlton Languedoc as they continue to take provide healthcare services to the general public.
The Covid19 Virus has infected hundreds of thousands of persons worldwide and is presently within Dominican shores, with 11 confirmed cases as of March 26, 2020.
He says that the Jolly’s Pharmacy team is working in its best capacity, and when dealing with drugs that can kill persons if given the wrong dosage, one must exercise patience.
PRO of Jolly’s Pharmacy, Carlton Languedoc
We are in a time where we cannot expect to deal with the Corona Virus issue in a business as usual manner as in the past, as this is affecting over 190 countries around the world at the same time
We are in a time where we cannot expect to deal with the Corona Virus issue in a business as usual manner as in the past, as this is affecting over 190 countries around the world at the same time.
This comes from the leader of the United Workers Party Lennox Linton, who was highlighting the reality of the magnitude of this pandemic.
Looking at the socio-economic situation of the country, Mr. Linton is maintaining the call of releasing to the people, the money that belongs to them, now more than ever.
“let it come right now, so that we can provide for our people adequately, during this global pandemic.” says Linton.
Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton
Attorney Gabriel Christian contends any reasonable person would have known there was a high probability there were COVID-19 cases in Dominica, but denial continued, and anything short of a teaming of all resources is gross negligence
Attorney Gabriel Christian is of the opinion that any reasonable person would have known that there was a high probability that there were COVID-19 cases in Dominica, but the denial continued.
Christian says at a time when the United States is asking retired nurses and doctors to come back, there are Dominicans doctors in Dominica being denied the opportunity to serve and contribute their knowledge as a result of political prejudice, discrimination and blindness. He insists that anything short of a teaming of all resources is gross negligence and insincerity.
Attorney Gabriel Christian
Consultations and treatments have been discontinued, except for laboratory and oncology services at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital (DCFH) says Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Curvin Ferreira
All elective consultations and treatments have been discontinued, except for laboratory and oncology services at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital (DCFH).
This statement was made by Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Curvin Ferreira at a press conference held at the OPM on Wednesday Evening. Dr. Ferreira added that when an individual arrives at the hospital gate, this person’s temperature will be tested and a brief history will be taken.
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Curvin Ferreira
National Epidemiologist Dr Shalauddin Ahmed confirmed at a press briefing last night that Dominica now has eleven positive cases of COVID-19 and another four cases appear to be probable
National Epidemiologist Dr. Shalauddin Ahmed confirmed at a press briefing last night that Dominica now has eleven positive cases of COVID-19 and another four cases appear to be probable.
His announcement follows a statement earlier yesterday from Medical Director of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital, Dr. Ruby Blanc, which revealed that in addition to the seven confirmed cases announced by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Tuesday, there were four ‘probable’ cases on the island.
Dr Ahmed said out of 142 samples, 118 were tested. 103 of these returned negative results, eleven (11) were positive and 4 were categorized as borderline cases which required retesting.
Economist and DFP Leader Kent Vital, alarmed by the last-minute Covid-19 initiatives taken by the Government of Dominica, and urges increased proactive measures
Economist and Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party Kent Vital is alarmed by the last minute measures taken by the Government of Dominica, and urges the DLP administration to become more unified with the opposition parties here, taking in consideration the best interests of the population.
Vital told Q95fm radio recently he fears that in four weeks time Dominica may not be able to handle the amount of cases of the Covid-19 Virus.
Stating that the reason for this forecast on the matter, is due to the DLP Government’s approach so far, in handling this pandemic.
Economist and Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party, Kent Vital
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