ESMP Clinic Rehabilitation (St. James Facility) - Dominica

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) is implementing the OECS Regional Health Project (OECSRHP) with funding from the World Bank Group (WBG). The objectives of the Project are to improve the resilience of the health system and to improve the responsiveness of health service delivery during public health emergencies. There are three Components of the OECSRHP, which are:

  • Improved health facilities and laboratory strengthening
  • Strengthening public health surveillance and emergency management and
  • Institutional capacity building, project management and coordination
  • A fourth component, with a zero (0) allocation, called the contingency emergency response component (CERC) will be activated in the event of a nationally declared emergency. The St James COVID-19 center is being done under this 4th component.

The St James COVID-19 Center is being done under component 4, the CERC. Under component 4, efforts are to include Emergency Equipment - to enhance health emergency and disaster response efforts. This includes the retrofitting of existing facilities and establishing mobile isolation units to act as part of the Advanced Medical Post, mobile decontamination chambers, stretchers, small equipment, and supplies. At this time, the GoCD is enhancing its capacity to control and mitigate against theCovid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by retrofitting the St James facilities (former Ross University Building) to create an isolation unit where COVID-19 patients would be cared for.

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Posted: 22/06/2020