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Docs to the rescue

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Docs to the rescue

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As Dominica continues to pick up the pieces after being hit by Hurricane Maria almost two weeks ago, healthcare providers are bracing for more health issues.

While some healthcare facilities across the island are operating, the Princess Margaret Hospital remains the only place to handle some critical patients.

When a Saturday Sun team visited the Accident & Emergency Department, Dr Chaynie Williams, head of Barbados’ Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Accident & Emergency, was halfway through her 12-hour shift.

“The pools of stagnant water are cause for concern. We have not had anyone come in with dengue or anything of the sort yet, but I anticipate we will soon. Same as the rodent-borne illnesses. The piles of garbage building around the country . . . . Something has to be done about them otherwise there will be lots of sick people around,” she said. (RA)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.