Minister of Health Dr. The Hon. Christopher Tufton Visits Negril Health Centre

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April 26, 2018 By Barry J. Hough Sr.

Minister of Health Dr. The Honourable Christopher Tufton visits the Negril Health Centre

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Minister of Health Dr. The Honourable Christopher Tufton visited the Negril Health Centre which has been adopted by the Negril Chamber of Commerce. He was greeted by Lee Issa Past NCC President, Daniel Grizzle Current NCC President, Elaine Bradley NCC Directory – Destination Assurance Council Char, Directors of the Negril Chamber, Negril Health Centre staff, members of the JCF, and NCC Office Manage and staff. After introductions, Elaine Bradley escorted the Minister of Health throughout the Health Centre describing the current facilities and activities taken by Sandals and the Negril Chamber in previous renovations that have been made at the Negril Health Centre.

After the Minister of Health toured the Negril Health Centre interacting with Health Centre staff, Lee Issa discussed with the Minister of Health the projected upgrading and renovation of the Health Centre making reference to the designs provided by the Ministry of Health. The Minister of Health stated that he would address the upgrading and renovation information that had been provided by his Ministry and make sure that it was accurate and verify the cost figures projected to make it happen. He pledged his support to the Negril Chamber of Commerce and will aid the Chamber to make it happen.

Lee Issa, congratulated the Minister of Health for his imitative to encourage the private and business sector to adopt a Health Centre. He stated that when Jamaica’s Health Centre’s are upgrading they will provide excellent and much needed services to the local community and our visitors taking a load off Jamaican hospitals.

In February, the Negril Chamber of Commerce established the Negril Health Centre Fund with the objective to raise One Hundred and Fifty Million Jamaican Dollars towards the upgrading and renovation of the Negril Health Centre. At that time, the Negril Health Centre Fund received checks for the NCC presented a check for $1,800,000, Woodstock Negril $300,000, and Gail Jackson Brooks and her husband Jessie Brooks $30,000 for a total of $2,130,000 JMD’S. This was a good start towards the Negril Health Centre Funds objective of $150,000,000. Donation boxes are being made to be placed at the Negril Scotiabank and Hotels/Resorts throughout Negril.

At the Negril Health Centre Fund kick off, Daniel Grizzle, NCC President spoke of the importance "that we have a functional, up to date clinic here in Negril, one that is capable of delivering first-class medical care that is accessible to all its residents. For us to achieve this we cannot rely on the government alone, this calls for a united effort by the private and public sector, this includes all of us business and individuals, large and small".

Daniel Grizzle also stated, "If you truly love Negril and share the same passion and vision the Chamber has for this community, then join us by giving to this worthy cause. Our aim is to raise One Hundred and Fifty Million Jamaican Dollars before we start the building process".

Currently, Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated and can be made to the Negril Health Centre Building Fund at the Negril Scotiabank USD account # 830912, or JMD account #830911. The Negril Chamber is also in the process of setting ways you can donate online to the Fund.

"Together We Can Make This Happen".

You can view a YouTube.com video of the Minister of Health Dr. The Honourable Christopher Tufton’s visit to the Negril Health Centre at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBDPPO9W3F4

Additional YouTube.com Negril Health Center Fund videos can be viewed at the links below:
https://youtu.be/SGYs63c6W4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWZ9_I6Iu8I

Please check out the links below for additional information about the Negril Chamber of Commerce and the Negril Health Centre Fund:
Negril Chamber of Commerce Website,
Negril Chamber of Commerce Web Page on the Negril Travel Guide.com,
Negril Chamber of Commerce Negril Health Centre Fund Listing on the Jamaican Business Directory.

Written by

Barry J. Hough Sr.

Internet Tourism & Social Media Marketing Consultant, Photojournalist, Publisher of Jamaican Travel Guides and the Jamaican Business Directory by the Negril Travel Guide.com


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