The government has assigned a resident physician to the sister island of Anegada and they will commence duties this Friday, May 28.
A doctor will be available for 24-hour service four days per week.
“This will be extended within a month’s time to the island of Jost Van Dyke. It is time our sister islands do have a doctor on island 24-hours a day,” Premier Andrew Fahie said.
Fahie, who was speaking at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, did not specify what days a physician will be present on Anegda but said the government intends to eventually have a doctor present every day, 24-7.
The absence of a resident physician has been a longstanding deficit both the aforementioned sister islands have had to contend with.
“Your government continues to stretch our limited resources to make sure the needs of our people are taken care of during this worst pandemic,” Fahie stated.
“For years through successive administrations, our sister islands have been without the regular services of a doctor on island. Your government has taken the decisive step to correct this situation,” he added.
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