China, Jamaica to ink agreement for Western Children's Hospital

A second children’s hospital may no longer be a mere pipe dream, following the official signing of an agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Jamaica.

After initially being proposed by the previous People’s National Party (PNP) administration, the signing for the Western Children’s Hospital is set to take place at the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Kingston at 8:45 am Monday, January 9.

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is expected to deliver the main address.

Currently, the Bustamante Hospital in Kingston is the only hospital for children in Jamaica, catering to the 0-12 age cohort.

With this agreement, the Chinese Government will be responsible for the design of the project, supplying necessary construction machinery, equipment and material, among other things.