The Government has allocated $1.7 billion in the 2020/2021 Budget for the rehabilitation of the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
The funds will be used to complete work under phase two of the project and achieve 30 per cent completion.The procurement of medical equipment will also begin.
Under phase one, repairs to the roof have been completed and the second phase has started with structural repairs to three of the floors.
Work on the 10-storey hospital includes replacement of plumbing and electrical fittings as well as general building repairs and equipping the facility.
And the Prevention and Care Management of Non-Communicable Diseases Programme in the Ministry of Health will be allocated $453 million in the new fiscal year.
The objective of the project is to improve the health of the Jamaican population by strengthening comprehensive policies for the prevention of non communicable diseases and their risk factors, and provide greater access to an upgraded and integrated health system.
The funds will go towards completing geo-technical studies and designs for the renovation and construction of three hospitals and 10 health centres.