Dominica has recognized the services of over 200 medical volunteers from abroad who arrived in Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Plaques of appreciation were presented to representatives of six organizations, who will return home this weekend.

Meantime those who have arrived recently on island were presented with certificates.

Principal Nursing Officer Caesarina Ferrol told the appreciation ceremony at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday that the country is grateful for the role played by the medical volunteers over the last four months.


Mrs. Ferrol says medical volunteers came from several countries around the world.


Meantime Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Davis Letang says the commitment of health practitioners in Dominica and volunteers from abroad, assisted the country from any outbreak of diseases in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.