Ground broken for redevelopment of Spanish Town Hospital; Prime Minister warns that no criminal activity will be tolerated during works

Medical services at the Spanish Town Hospital in St. Catherine, are set to be transformed with the redevelopment of the facility, valued at some JMD $5.5Billion.

The renovation works will see the building of a state-of-the-art, six-storey facility, which will be equipped with cutting-edge technology.

As a result, patient care delivery at the facility will expand to new services including urology, oncology, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and psychiatry. 

Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton said the move is in keeping with the government’s goal to improve health service delivery. 

He was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment of the hospital this morning. 

The project is being implemented by the government, with financial support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Meanwhile, also speaking at the event, Prime Minister, Andrew Holness warned that absolutely no illegal activity, including extortion and the controlling of construction contracts will be tolerated, during the redevelopment of the hospital.

He said the government is collaborating with the security forces, to prevent extortion at the site.

Mr. Holness added that the Anti-Gang Legislation will be improved to curb illegal activities by criminal organisations, and that all necessary measures will be taken to ensure criminals do not interfere with works at the hospital. 


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