Authorities were forced to officially close the doors of the primary health care facility on Thursday, October 18 over concerns of termite infestations, bat droppings, and the general poor state of the building.
Minister for Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, Honourable Alvina Reynolds, says the decision to close the Health Centre was taken in the interest of the health of the employees and residents of the community who access the facility for healthcare.
“I have been informed that it has been many years that this health centre has been in such a state or it has gotten worse, so this is why we are responding as quickly as possible.”
In the interim, residents of Ti Rocher and environs can access health services at the Micoud Health Centre.
Principal Nursing Officer in the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, Anne Henry, says a number of steps have been taken to augment the services at that facility.
“In light of the present situation for Ti-Rocher health centre, the ministry has adopted a position that services for the people of Ti-Rocher and environs will be provided at the Micoud Health Centre beginning tomorrow. In addition to that, the staff will be relocated to Micoud to assist with the services and they will be visiting the community for an outreach clinic which will be once a week.”
The Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations has made a request for help from the Ministry of Infrastructure to ensure repair of the Ti-Rocher Health Centre at the soonest.