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Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Veloris Lyons
Tanisha Wilson
Donna Tinglin
Mario Waldron
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With Montego Bay recently opening its door to a new $2.3 billion state-of-the-art private hospital (Hospiten MoBay) and with Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) the premier public hospital in rural Jamaica, do you believe the western city is now adequately equipped to address health issues.

Veloris Lyons - contestant Taste of Jamaica

We will just have to wait and see how many people will be able to afford the cost of the service at this new private hospital (Hospiten MoBay). Cornwall Regional (Hospital) is mostly full up of the poorer people because the service there is free ... I don't expect that to change

Donna Tingling - Visitor at MoBay Expo 2015

With this new hospital, the health service should be adequate. However, I hope it is a equipped as Cornwall Regional because at the end of the day, some of these private health institutions have to send you back to CRH because they are lacking certain equipment..

Tanisha Wilson - Security Guard

Yes, I think the city of Montego Bay is now fully equipped and up to date in regards to offering satisfactory health service to residents. I am really about the new hospital because we have always wanted more hospital, especially in the Rose Hall area.

Mario Waldron - Executive at Bulb World

The health service is not enough for the poor, only for those who can afford the cost of the private hospitals. We need more hospitals like Cornwall Regional, not more of these private hospitals. We need more hospitals to deal with people who can afford the private facility.