President of Parliament says follow-up meeting with SMMC & Parliament Permanent Committee of Health

As a follow-up to the meeting between Members of Parliament (MP) and the management of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) held last week Thursday, will be a follow-up meeting with the Permanent Committee of Parliament for Public Health, Social Development and Labour.


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MPs last week met with the management of SMMC and were also given a tour of the medical facility. Parliament had received a request from SMMC for a meeting.

According to President of Parliament Hon. drs Gracita Arrindell, MPs received an overview of the challenges that SMMC is facing as well as future potential activities with respect to being able to offer more medical services to the community.

MPs were briefed on financial matters, structural and management issues and the request for governmental support to overcome some of the challenges that the medical institution is faced with.

Optimal patient care and service remains as the primary goal and the focus of management MPs were informed.

MPs who attended the meeting were MP Hon. Leroy De Weever, MP Hon. Patrick Illidge, MP Hon. Frans Richardson, MP Hon. Hyacinth Richardson, MP Hon. Dr. Ruth Douglass, MP Hon. Roy Marlin, MP Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson and the President of Parliament. Absent with notice were MPs Hon. Romain Laville, MP Hon. Louie Laveist and MP Hon. Janchie Leonard.