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Riversdale Health Centre Adopted by Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami

Updated: Apr 19, 2022

The Riversdale Health Centre in St Catherine has been adopted under the Ministry of Health and Wellness' Adopt-A-Clinic initiative. The facility was adopted by the Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami and the Jamaica Hi-5K Run/ Walk, under the auspices of Consul General, Oliver Mair.

Over a three-year period, the Centre will benefit from contributions of at least $1million each year, which will be used to improve the facility. A Jamaica Hi-5K Run/ Walk is scheduled to be held on May 7, 2022 in Florida, with proceeds going directly to benefit five Health Centres across the island.

Speaking at a ceremony held at the clinic on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, lauded the Consul General for coordinating an activity, which will benefit the health sector in Jamaica.

Dr. Francia Prosper Chen, Senior Medical Officer of Health, St. Catherine Health Department during her speech said that the commitment of $1M per year for 3yrs that will assist with not only the support of the renovation of the facilities, but also the purchase of needed clinical and office equipment as well as maintenance.

Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (centre), Minister of Health & Wellness and Mr. Oliver Mair (right), adopter unveils symbolic plaque for the formal adoption of the Riversdale Health Centre, St. Catherine. Looking on from left is Mr. Robert Grandison, representative for the Member of Parliament, Ms. Kerensia Morrison, North East, St. Catherine.

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