Gov't to assess five public hospitals
The government is to conduct assessments on five public hospitals as it makes plans for their expansion.
Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton says among the things that will be looked at are the technical specifications of the facilities.
He says the five public hospitals to be assessed are May Pen, Mandeville, Spanish Town, St Ann’s Bay, and Kingston Public.
The assessment will be done by a private entity, which was not revealed.
Tufton says after the assessments are completed the findings will be used to plan for the next wave of infrastructure development.
He says provisions will be made in the Budget to fund the planned expansions.