Thursday September 26, 2019 | Jamaica Gleaner
Jamaicans To Have Increased Access To Diagnostic Services
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has forged a partnership with 10 private radiology and diagnostic service providers across the island to complement hospital resources.
At the launch and signing ceremony for the Enhancing Healthcare Services Delivery Project, Technical Adviser Professor Archibald McDonald said that the partnership is not a short-term response.
“We are using the spare capacity in the private sector to enhance healthcare in the public sector. The project seeks to address three areas: shorten the waiting time for surgery, shorten the waiting time for investigations ... and we’ll also be working in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government to get the social cases out of hospital beds,” McDonald said