A stern warning has been issued to fathers who continue to renege on their responsibilities.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has told delinquent fathers that their happy -go-lucky days are coming to an end as his government will be addressing this issue in the coming months.
" My philosophy on this is simple-pay up or go up!!" said PM Skerrit.
He made these comments as he delivered his budget address Tuesday saying that single parenting here is real.
PM Skerrit stated further that he will be discussing with the Dominica Social Security the creation of a pilot health insurance service targeting mothers and expectant mothers.
This facility which will commence with an initial $5M instalment is expected to take effect from January 1st 2017.
He says mothers of children three years and under and all expectant mothers in Dominica would be able to register with the pilot health insurance service to have 80 percent of all medical bills associated with the care of their unborn, newborn and infant paid by the service.
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