The ground was broken and the contract signed on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 for construction of the Dr Kenneth Baugh Health Centre in the rural area of Point Hill in West Central St Catherine.
The project is being funded by the National Health Fund at a cost of $29 million. The 1, 453 sq. ft. single story health centre, will include a registry for record-keeping, immunization area, ante and post-natal facilities, lunchroom, dressing room and a doctor's office and is expected to be completed within six months. It will take the place of the former type three Point Hill Health Centre that served the community of over 5,000.
In his address at the official contract signing and ground-breaking ceremony, NHF, CEO, Everton Anderson, said the project is "another sign of development for the health sector and a further step in improving the infrastructure for the delivery of health services throughout Jamaica, as we raise the level of care provided in communities"
The renaming of the Point Hill Health centre is also fitting for a son of Jamaica who has made significant contributions to the health sector and to nation-building and the NHF is proud to play a key role in this development.