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Dental clinic gets $4.6m upgrade

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Head of corporate strategy and capital EMEA for the Noble Group, Christophe Urtel, and vice-chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) board Michael Stern cut the ribbon to the refurbished dental clinic. Looking on are: Jamalco’s General Counsel Sonia Mitchell (left); Dental surgeon Lesline Davis (third right); Regional Director of the SRHA Michael Bent (second right); and Councillor for the Rocky Point Division and SRHA board member Winston Maragh.

Residents of Hayes and surrounding districts in Clarendon will benefit from an upgraded dental clinic at the Raymonds Health Centre, which was refurbished at a cost of $4.6 million.

The renovation was funded by Jamalco through its Noble Foundation and was officially handed over on Wednesday.

The work undertaken included the renovation of cupboards and fixtures, the restoration of a sterilisation and sluice sink, as well as plumbing upgrades and the addition of a dental chair.

Parish Manager for Clarendon Health Services Joseph Grant, in expressing gratitude, said this significant upgrade will enhance dental care in the parish. "It has improved the overall quality of resources and services for our staff and clients, for which we are extremely grateful. I want to commend Jamalco for its commitment to enhancing health care in the parish."

Head of corporate strategy and capital EMEA for the Noble Group, Christophe Urtel, noted that his company, in partnership with Jamalco, is committed to impacting lives and communities to foster social and economic development.

The Raymonds Health Centre serves approximately 10,000 persons, offering curative, dental, child-health and community-health services. Its dental unit offers extraction and cleaning services to adults and children.