Mayor welcomes opening of cancer care centre
Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis has described the opening of the National Cancer Care Centre at the Cornwall Regional Hospital as a "welcome addition to the medical landscape here in western Jamaica".
"This centre will bring much relief and assistance to citizens of this region, and in many cases, is the answer to ease the plight of a number of our citizens who are fighting this feared disease called cancer," Davis said.
The centre was constructed at a cost of more than $15 million through financial support from the National Health Fund. It will offer cancer screenings to vulnerable men and women across this region.
"Cancer has been claiming the lives of our citizens at a very rapid rate, and this centre will definitely play a major role in the screening of patients, aid in early detection, and, of course, treatment," Davis said.