UPDATED: Proposals received for 50 clinics in Adopt-a-Clinic Programme – Health Ministry
The Ministry of Health says it has received proposals for 50 clinics that have been included in its Adopt-a-Clinic Programme.
A total of 100 clinics islandwide have been selected to be part of the initiative aimed at strengthening the country’s primary health care system.
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says based on a profile created for each clinic, sponsors will be asked to provide medical assistance and the funding necessary to maintain the facilities.
Tufton says the response to the initiative has been very positive, particularly from Jamaicans in the United Kingdom and appealed to the Diaspora community in the United States to get more involved.
He says the adopt-a-clinic programme, which is to be rolled out shortly, provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to give back to their country.
The health minister was addressing Jamaican health practitioners from the US at a dinner hosted by the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, D.C.
(Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the dinner was hosted by the American Embassy in Kingston.)