November 15, 2013
$33.98 Million Spent to Complete the Oak Glades Health Centre A total of $33.98 million has been spent to complete the Oak Glades health centre in Delacree Park, St. Andrew.
The money was used to among other things, construct an additional building on the facility that was donated by the United States Air Force in 2010; purchase equipment and retrofit the building through works including putting in place a sewage connection, installation of a partition, paved walkways and a UPS system.
Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson says the completion and furnishing of the health centre is in keeping with the Ministry’s plans to develop primary health care and ensure that access to health services at this level is available to communities across the island.
Dr. Ferguson was speaking today at the official opening of the health centre. “We have been moving forward with this across the island.
So far we have completed work on over 100 health centres and we are far ahead in the development of the four Centres of Excellence in primary health care.
We have one such facility in each Region. These will become the examples of best practice in primary health care and in future we hope to be able to build similar facilities that will improve access to holistic care to communities across the island,” he said.
The Oak Glades Health Centre is a type three facility which began offering services to the public in 2011.
The CHASE Fund, the Ministry of Health through SERHA and the National Health Fund provided funding for the completion of the health centre.
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