Festival City Health Centre to be upgraded to Polyclinic

The Health Ministry’s plan for the upgrading of the Festival City Health Centre to a Polyclinic is set to be completed in the next two months.

During Thursday’s COVID-19 update, Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony MP said the project is now in the final stages.

“They are now finishing of the project; we are hoping that they can hand that back to us by the end of this month and once we get it this month, we’ll start preparing it to commission the Health Centre or the Polyclinic.”

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony MP

Minister Anthony said the two-storey building will house various facilities such as doctors’ offices, a dental section, a physiotherapy department and laboratory.

He said works are also being done for the construction of an x-ray room in the facility. Meanwhile, other services will be available soon.

“I think the rest of the facility we would be able to open it, to commission it and have these additional services, maybe within the next two months or so,” Dr. Anthony said.

The Minister said the Festival City Health Centre serves a large population and by upgrading it to a Polyclinic people will have access to more services and get “pretty much everything done in one place.”

The facility will accommodate approximately eight medical doctors and other health personnel. The Festival City Health Centre is among several other clinics; Enmore, Industry and Campbellville, earmarked for upgrade by the end of this year and early in the new year.

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