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Two elevators at National Chest Hospital upgraded - November 1, 2018

03/01/2019

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TWO elevators have been upgraded and commissioned into service at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston, with funding from the National Health Fund (NHF) in the sum of $19.3 million.

A release said yesterday that $19.3 million in funding provided with NHF is in keeping with the fund's mandate to provide financial support to the health care system and to improve its effectiveness in the delivery of quality health care.

Through NHF's Institutional Benefits arm, several public sector and non-government organisations have received grants for numerous health-related projects over the past 15 years, the release said.

In his remarks at the commissioning ceremony on Tuesday chief executive officer at the NHF, Everton Anderson, said the agency remains committed to strengthening the capital development of the health care system.

“The NHF is focused on improving the local health infrastructure and service delivery for all Jamaicans. We are certain these elevators will enhance and boost the provision of health services for the patients, their families and visitors, which this hospital serves,” he said.

To date, under the Institutional Benefits programme, the NHF said it has provided funding to upgrade and modernise six elevators at five hospitals. In total, four elevators have been completed and put back into service at the Kingston Public, National Chest and Princess Margaret hospitals. Victoria Jubilee and Spanish Town hospitals are also being upgraded.

The National Health Fund is an agency of the Ministry of Health.

( Jamaiica Observer - November 1, 2018 )

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