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St John polyclinic by 2013

St John polyclinic by 2013 Parliamentary representative for St John Mara Thompson on tour with Minister of Health Donville Inniss. (Lennox Devonish)

Mon, November 19, 2012 - 6:44 PM

St John residents will be able to access health care at the soon to be completed polyclinic during the first quarter of 2013.

Minister of Health Donville Inniss said construction of the facility which will provide a wide range of health care services at the primary level, will be completed by year end and should be in full operation before the end of March.

Inniss was speaking to the media today during a tour of the facility along with the Minister of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley, representatives from the Ministry of Social Care and Parliamentary representative for St John Mara Thompson.

Inniss said the multi-purpose community complex, which will also house a constituency council office, Welfare Department, branch library, and Barbados’ first decentralized ambulance service, was $3 million over budget, having been initially estimated at $16. 4 million.

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