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$26.7m-renovation planned for St James health centre

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 2:58 PM

The Type 3 health centre at Cambridge in St James is to be renovated at a cost of $26.7 million over the next six months with funding from the National Health Fund (NHF).

The work to be undertaken by contractor Metal Plus Engineering of Mandeville.

It will include remodeling of the Pharmacy and Medical Records area, repair leaking roofs and installation of guttering system to collect and properly discharge rain water and installation of suspended ceilings to minimise noise and heat levels inside the clinic.

There is also to be general refurbishment of the clinic covering painting, plumbing and electrical upgrade, upgrading of the sewage disposal system and garbage storage and medical waste storage facility.

Provision is also in the contract for increased water storage capacity, upgrading of the perimeter fence, to improve security on the compound and installation of relevant signs for the property.

In making the announcement of the work, Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson has underscored government’s commitment to the delivery of high quality health services with emphasis on developing primary care.

He says nearly $660 million have already been committed under his administration to upgrading some 130 public health centres across the island.