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Courtesy Visit by Mr Jean Pierre Roussetty, Commissioner for Health, Rodrigues Regional Assembly

Date: March 07, 2017






Following recent Regional Elections Mr Jean Pierre Roussetty has been appointed as Commissioner for Health for Rodrigues. He has taken the opportunity in the course of his visit to Mauritius to pay a courtesy call on Dr the Hon. Anwar Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life. During discussion, it was decided that Dr A.G. Jeetoo Hospital, Port Louis will arrange to look after patients from Rodrigues in need of necessary medical care. Rodrigues was witnessing an increase in the number of cancer cases, namely Breast and Cervical Cancer. Besides cancer problems there was need for specialist services in Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy, Orthopaedics. It was decided that on a regular basis arrangements would need to be made to make available the services of specialists in essential areas. It was contemplated to embark on the General Practitioner (GP) Scheme when the doctor will pay visit to different regions, carry out health check up to adopt preventive measure to curb prevalence of diseases. It was necessary to arrange for recruitment of Medical and Health personnel and to provide foe necessary training. Improvement will need to be made in terms of new EEG apparatus, new Operation Theatre and construction of new hospital block to be able to treat patients in Rodrigues instead of getting them to Mauritius for vital health care service.

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