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The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay is all set to receive a major facelift, as the entire facility will be painted come December.
Minister of Health, Horace Dalley, gave details of this initiative recently, at the contract signing and ground-breaking ceremony for the upgrading of the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny.
Apart from the facelift, the Minister iterated that the intensive care unit at the hospital would be expanded from two to seven beds. All these rooms will be fully equipped for the purposes of intensive care provision, at a cost of some $43.1 million. The contract has been awarded to GM and Associates Developers Limited.
“I am very happy about what we have been doing in the Ministry of Health under the direction and instruction of the Prime Minister and also having the full backing of the Ministry of Finance,” the Minister said.
“We will not let the country down and therefore all the major facilities, all of them will be upgraded. There is no reason why you should go to a major regional hospital such as Cornwall and when you go there, you cannot get a CAT scan done or an MRI done,” he said.
Mr. Dalley stressed that medical practitioners should have access to top class radiology and diagnostic equipment at facilities to serve all Jamaicans. “We are embarking on a silent and easy but effective programme.we are doing things that must be done,” the Minister pointed out.
Earlier this year, Alfrasure and Roofing Limited was awarded a $36 million contract for the water proofing of the buildings at the CRH.