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.