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As part of the Health Ministry's emphasis on primary health care, seven point five million dollars has been spent to rehabilitate the Frankfield Health Centre in Clarendon. The Health Centre was officially reopened this morning by Health Minister, Hon. Rudyard Spencer.  Minister Spencer says the government remains committed to providing universal access to health care "which we are striving for under the abolition of user fess policy."

"The reopening of this health centre is part of a bigger plan to rehabilitate health centres in an effort to strengthen and re-emphasize primary health care. This Government is of the firm belief that the Jamaican people must have unrestricted access to quality and basic health services in their communities. We have completed the rehabilitation of 46 health centres in the last two years. Fourteen of those refurbished health centres are in this Southern Regional Health Authority."

Work done on the health centre includes repairs to the roof, upgrading of the waiting area and rehabilitation of the docket room, examination room, dental area, dressing room, the offices of the Public Health Nurse and Public Health Inspector, pharmacy and patient and staff rest rooms. Funding was provided by the National Health Fund under the Health Centre Rehabilitation programme.

 

Issued by: The Ministry of Health