Hundreds of residents from the community of Hayes and surrounding districts in Clarendon will benefit from an upgraded Dental Clinic at the Raymonds Health Centre, refurbished at a cost of $4.6 million.
The renovation was funded by bauxite/alumina company Jamalco through its Noble Foundation and was officially handed over yesterday (September 21).
The work undertaken was completed between June 2015 and September 2016 and included the renovation of cupboards and fixtures, restoration of a sterilisation/sleuce sink and plumbing upgrades in addition to the provision of a dental chair.
Parish Manager for the Clarendon Health Services, Mr. Joseph Grant in expressing gratitude added that: “This is a significant upgrade which enhances dental care in the parish. It has improved the overall quality of resources and services for our staff and clients for which we are extremely grateful. I want to commend Jamalco for its commitment in helping to enhance healthcare in the parish.”
Head of Corporate Strategy and Capital EMEA for the Noble Group, Mr. Christophe Urtel in his remarks noted that his company in partnership with Jamalco is committed to impacting lives and communities to foster social and economic development.
The Raymonds Health Centre serves some 10, 000 persons offering curative, dental, child health and community health services five days per week. Its Dental Unit offers extraction and cleaning services to adults and children and also dental health education to some 100 persons monthly.