Private Sector Commits to Adopting 50 Clinics


Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, says the government has received commitments from private sector groups for the adoption of 50 clinics.

He says the adopt a clinic programme will more formalize the support provided by the private sector to the public health system.

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He was speaking yesterday at the launch of the Adopt a Clinic Programme at the St. Jago health centre in St. Catherine.

The Health Centre — along with another 14– were formally adopted by the Victorihealthcareilding Society, VMBS.

He says the programme will assist in maintaining several of the country’s primary health care facilities.

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Dr. Tufton says the programme will help improve the credibility of primary health care.

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The Health Minister says they’re targeting a hundred clinics to be adopted in the first phase of the programme.