Dr. Christopher Tufton
The Government has set another timeline to break ground for construction of a children's hospital in western Jamaica.
Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton said it will now be done by March.
Dr. Tufton said work will commence shortly in preparing the cite of the 220-bed facility, which will be beside Cornwall Regional Hospital.
"So when all of this is complete - a rehabilitated Cornwall, a new pediatric and adolescent hospital, which should take about a year and a half-two years to be built - St. James will have the highest concentration of medical services, not just in the island but in the Caribbean," the Health Minister revealed.
Jamaica and China signed an agreement in November 2017 for construction of the hospital.