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$400m allocated to start AC repairs at Cornwall Regional Hospital

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:20 AM
Cornwall Regional Hospital

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says up to $400 million is being made available to start to repairs to the air conditioning (AC) system at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister Dr Christopher says up to 90 per cent of activities at the hospital are to be relocated until the repairs are completed.

 

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton

He was speaking last evening during a meeting of Parliament's Standing Finance Committee.

Tufton's pronouncement coincides with increased frustrations by hospital workers about the noxious fumes being emitted by the central cooling system at Cornwall Regional.

Workers have reported developing health complications because of the fumes and so yesterday nurses went on strike.

The Nurses' Association of Jamaica has endorsed the strike action.