The government has made a major investment in the health sector inking a contract valued at US$674,000 for upgrades to thirteen medical facilities.
Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton says, the ministry has taken a critical step in its newly launched Health Systems Strengthening Programme.
The contract was signed yesterday (January 28) with engineering company, project planning and management limited.
Dr. Tufton noted that over the next eleven months, project planning limited will provide designs for the 3 hospitals and ten health centers under the programme.
This, he said, represents the single largest investment in public health infrastructure in three decades.
The three hospitals are Spanish Town, St. Ann’s Bay and May Pen.
Dr. Tufton noted that the programme comes in the wake of thirty years without the construction of new hospitals and more than 70 per cent of current hospital equipment and infrastructure being assessed as at end of life.