Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has stated the commitment of his Government to minimizing the number of Dominicans seeking medical care overseas.
For many, particularly Cancer patients here, the costs associated with obtaining medical attention overseas is a financial burden for them.
The Dominica Cancer Society in particular has made several calls for mechanisms to assist cancer patients in obtaining needed treatment.
PM Skerrit says the new hospital which is on the cards for Dominica, will be retrofitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
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