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RENOVATED DARLOW HEALTH CENTRE TO GET EXPANDED SERVICES

RENOVATED DARLOW HEALTH CENTRE TO GET EXPANDED SERVICES

Residents of Darlow and surrounding districts from Rock to Eden in Clarendon, will soon be able to enjoy the return of regular visits from a doctor or family nurse practitioner, along with the existing services of maternal and child health, following refurbishing of the Darlow Health Centre in Clarendon. The National Health Fund, NHF provided a grant of $4.9 million to completely re-roof the building, repaint, tile, install new windows, doors and cupboards, do major electrical works as well as fencing the health centre property.

Minister fo Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, Guest Speaker at the official re-opening on Friday June 25, 2010, also lauded the installation of a ramp to facilitate the access to the building by persons with disability.

Hon. Pearnel Charles, Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon, who also spoke at the function, said he was happy to know the elderly from surrounding communities will be soon able to attend clinic at Darlow for medical assistance rather travel long distances. He encouraged the citizens to keep the health centre as clean and pretty as it was on the day of the function. The paving of a portion of the yard at the Darlow Health Centre was financed by the Constituency Development Fund, for North Central Clarendon.

Dr. Kimberly Scarlett-Campbell, Medical Officer of Health for Clarendon, said the renovation of the Darlow Health Centre has made it into a beautiful facility and this will encourage residents to visit thereby enabling the Centre to meet its health targets such as an improvement in immunization levels. Mr. Hugh Lawson, CEO at the NHF encouraged the staff and patients to increase prevention activities in order to reduce the impact of chronic illnesses. He encouraged the start of a programme of exercise activities for the Darlow Health Centre and pledged NHF support for this.

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