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The Halse Hall Health Centre which serves communities including Bottom Halse Hall, New Bowens, Hunts Pen, Top Halse Hall and Corn Piece in Clarendon recently received a much needed face lift courtesy of the Jamalco bauxite company, which is located in that area of the parish.
The project had the support of 36 community members who teamed up with worker volunteers from the Clarendon based bauxite entity.
Commenting on the Jamalco-led effort, Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer noted that partnership between the private and public sectors was the way to go in order to achieve common community and national objectives.
“Clients, young and old can now receive health care services in a cleaner and healthier environment and so Jamalco ought to be congratulated in this regard and I wish to encourage this sort of partnership for other health facilities in communities across Jamaica,” he said.
Minister Spencer outlined some of what he said were the critical services provided for the residents of the area by the local health centre.
“Here our staff has been making interventions in the field of family planning, ante-natal and post -natal clinics as well as child health education for our target audience which is mostly young mothers,” he said.
Meanwhile Jamalco’s Public Affairs & Communications Manager, Brian Doy, observed that the company’s work to improve the health centre provided an excellent way for the entity to give back to the community.
“This is truly a great opportunity for Jamalco to partner with the community volunteers in doing projects and it wonderful to see so many volunteers turning out for this worthy cause,” he said.
Twenty-one year-old Sasheann Henry, the young mother of a one year old child was very elated about the face lift for the health centre.
“My child has benefited from the clinic’s services offered for the past one and a half years so we are indeed truly grateful for this gesture from Jamalco,” she said.

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