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Phillips concerned about absorption of CHASE Fund into Consolidated Fund

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 6:02 PM
Phillips

The Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips is expressing concerns that the absorption of the CHASE Fund into the Consolidated Fund could diminish the level of health care provided at public hospitals.

Noting that the health care system is already under tremendous pressure, Dr Phillips says this move could result in less funding for the delivery of health services, which are already in need of resuscitation

However, he says the parliamentary Opposition hopes its fears are not realised as this could be the difference between life and death for many Jamaicans.

Dr Phillips was speaking yesterday following a tour of the Mandeville Regional Hospital, in Manchester, as part of his Listening Tour.

The hospital received a donation of close to $2 million worth of medical supplies for its renal unit from the operators of Medical Disposables Limited, who accompanied Dr Phillips on the tour.