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More hospitals needed

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:15 AM


I reside in Toronto, Canada, and am a proud Jamaican who holds a Canadian passport. I always stay in contact with the land of my birth. There have been great improvements in the island’s infrastructure – better roads, a few highways, and more suitable buildings – but there is much more that needs to be done for the people.

Healthcare is at a very low standard, and in countries where Medicare is not a priority, the poor suffer. Affordable Medicare is now needed.

Sir, I have seen where the minister of tourism is outlining the importance of more hotels, which is all good, but what of the condition of the hospitals? They are rundown, with poor sanitation and even worse conditions.

Jamaica has grown and is now the people’s choice from all around the world either for a honeymoon, vacation, or business. In the eyes of many, there is no place like Jamaica.

I am now calling on the Government to include new hospitals in the Budget.

Minister of health, it is your job to see that all hospitals around Jamaica have all the necessities. It is a shame to know that there are hospitals where there is no toilet paper or even soap.

Please, make Jamaica good. I really love home (Jamaica).


Toronto, Canada