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March 6, 2014
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Thompson Town Health Centre gets upgrade
Improvement work is to be undertaken at the Thompson Town Health Centre in Clarendon.

The decision was taken during a recent site visit by minister of state with responsibility for primary health care in the Ministry of Health, Luther Buchanan.

The work will include the completion of electrical works, including the replacement of a breaker panel and installation of light bulbs; installation of two 2,000- gallon tanks; assessment of the wooden flooring of the rear building; completion of wheelchair access ramp; general upgrade of toilets and construction of proper footpath linking both the maternity/paediatric and the general buildings.

Minister Buchanan indicated that "while these measures would alleviate some of the issues now being faced at the facility, there is the need for a project with a broader scope to bring this health centre in line with the ministry's thrust to improve Primary Health Care Services across Jamaica."

The minister was accompanied on the site visit by Richard Azan, MP; Kavin Shirley, councillor, Clarendon Parish Council; Leslie James, projects consultant, Ministry of Health; and Joseph Grant, projects officer, Southern Regional Health Authority.

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