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  • Funds are being set aside in the 2014/15 budget to rehabilitate the Cambridge Health Centre in South St. James.
  • The focus of the Cambridge project will be the restoration of the dental health clinic, which is essential to its services.
  • The health centre ceased operation last year.

Funds are being set aside in the 2014/15 budget to rehabilitate the Cambridge Health Centre in South St. James, under a major Ministry of Health and National Health Fund (NHF) joint project.

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Primary Health Care Infrastructure, Hon. Luther Buchanan says discussions are well advanced with the NHF regarding the refurbishing costs.

He says the focus of the Cambridge project will be the restoration of the dental health clinic, which is essential to its services.

The health centre, which ceased operation last year, provides medical, mental health, pre and post natal services, as well as public health inspection, and community health aide services.

Mr. Buchanan was speaking following a tour of the Cambridge, Roehampton, and Mafoota health centres in South St. James on Tuesday, April 1. The Roehampton, and Mafoota facilities are also to benefit from rehabilitation and restoration works. The Mafoota health centre has been closed since 2006.

The tour formed part of Mr. Buchanan’s fact-finding mission to determine the physical state of the country’s primary health care facilities.