Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Jamaica Medical Facilities Have Been Neglected: The Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton on Thursday, October 26, told members of the Western Health region, that regarding the Maintaining of health facilities across Jamaica, it is clear to see that taxpayers are being short-changed and that the relevant authorities in the Ministry are being penny wise and pound foolish.
Jamaica Medical Facilities: According to Minister Tufton, he has seen where the medical facilities around Jamaica have been greatly neglected over the past years and were all allowed to be in very poor condition.
The Minister firmly stated that even the human body needed to be checked on a regular basis, and even an engine needed to be oiled and maintained every now and then. As the Minister of Health, he has seen where taxpayers and medical workers, along with patients were being short-changed regarding receiving the proper services from the relevant Health Facilities. He said he will now be ensuring that this approach is changed.
Dr. Tufton was speaking at the Handing Over Ceremony for the Waste Water Treatment Systems and the Official Opening of the General Ward A and E Department Operating Theatre at the Hanover Health Department on Thursday, at the Noel Holmes Hospital Grounds in Lucea Hanover.
The renovation project at the Noel Holmes Hospital, including the Sewage Plant, was completed at a cost of over 40 million dollars.
The function was well attended and a number of messages were sent by other representatives in the medical field, such as Dr Andrew Wheatley, Minister of Science, Energy, and Technology, Mr Everton Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Fund, along with Dr Ken Garfield Douglas, Regional Director Western Regional Health Authority,and Ms Julian Brown, Manager for the Process Development Department of the Science Research Council.