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Mitchell Town Health Centre Reopens Following Repairs

Mitchell Town Health Centre Reopens Following Repairs

The Mitchell Town Health Centre in Clarendon which was closed for approximately six years had its official reopening exercise recently, following repairs valued at $3.5 million, sponsored by the National Health Fund, NHF.

The Centre serves approximately 5000 residents of Mitchell Town and surrounding districts and now offers a child health clinic with maternal care due to return in October according to Dr. Karen Scarlet-Campbell, Medical Officer of Health for Clarendon. In her remarks at the ceremony Dr. Scarlet- Campbell noted that accidental poisoning was a concern in Clarendon and called on parents not to store bleach in soda bottles as children are often accidentally poisoned as a result of this practice.

Residents of Mitchell Town who turned out for the official opening ceremony were offered screening tests to check their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as heart tests and vision checks. These were sponsored by the NHF and conducted by the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.

Hon. Rudyard Spencer, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for South Eastern Clarendon, noted that the refurbishment of Mitchell Town Health Centre was part of the Government’s plan to strengthen primary care and ease the pressure on public hospitals.

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