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  • The Government will be spending millions of dollars this year to continue improvements to the country’s primary health care system.
  • “In St. James, we will spend $30 million for the Cambridge Health Centre and we are seriously looking at infrastructure work at Adelphi and Green Pond health centres,”
  • This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for the primary health care infrastructure, Hon. Luther Buchanan, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 2.

The Government will be spending millions of dollars this year to continue improvements to the country’s primary health care system.

This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for the primary health care infrastructure, Hon. Luther Buchanan, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 2.

He informed that the improvement work is in partnership with Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF); Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund; and the Sugar Transformation Programme.

“In St. James, we will spend $30 million for the Cambridge Health Centre and we are seriously looking at infrastructure work at Adelphi and Green Pond health centres,” Mr. Buchanan said.

In St. Ann, $40 million will be spent to build a brand new health centre in Exchange, with support from the CHASE Fund.

“In Runaway Bay, we are acutely aware of the fact that the population has outgrown the present facility. As such… we are presently dealing with alleviating the inconveniences that confront (residents) in this regard,” the State Minister said.

He informed that the Nannyville Health Centre in St. Andrew South East will be opened in August after a near $52 million investment.

Mr. Buchanan said some $620 million has been spent since 2012, to improve the primary healthcare infrastructure across the island.