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South East Regional Health Authority

Opening of Kenneth Baugh Health Centre

Jun 09, 2021  |  Kingston

Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (third right), Minister of Health & Wellness, cuts ribbon to officially open the Kenneth Baugh Health Centre. Participating in the ribbon cutting is Mr. Everton Anderson (third left), Chief Executive Officer, National Health Fund. Looking on from left are: Mr. Gregory Baugh and Melanie Schwapp, children of the late former deputy, prime minister, Dr. Kenneth Baugh, Ms. Vilma Baugh, wife of the late Dr. Kenneth Baugh and another member of the family.

The newly refurbished Kenneth Baugh Health Centre  in West Central, St. Catherine will serve more than 200 persons each month from Point Hill, Duxes, Mendez, Pusey, Roaring River, Garden Hill, Brown’s Town, Rennals and Old Works.

The facility, formerly the Point Hill Health Centre, was renamed in honour of the late Dr. Kenneth Baugh, who served as Minister of Health from 1980 to 1989, and Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine from 1997 to 2016.

The type 3 health centre was upgraded at a cost of $42 million through funding from the National Health Fund (NHF).

Speaking during the official opening on Wednesday (June 9), Mr. Errol Greene, Acting Regional Director, SERHA urged the residents to take good care of the facility.

The services offered at the health centre includes; curative, maternal and child health, dental, family planning, mental health, pap smear and laboratory. Pharmacy services will shortly be added. It also includes a registry for record-keeping, antenatal and postnatal facility, immunization area, a lunchroom, dressing room,  a doctor’s office and a room for Community Health Aides.


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