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Ground Broken For State-Of-The-Art Cancer Treatment Centre in Kingston (Source: Jamaica Information Service)

A new state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre is to be built in Kingston within the next 12 months. The centre will be located on the grounds of the St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Another such centre will be located at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, in St. James, and is expected to be completed in mid 2016. Ground was broken for this centre in November last year.

The centres will be outfitted with linear accelerator (LINAC) machines, which are the most modern technology in radiotherapy treatment. They are being built at a cost of US$14.5 million, with the major funding partners being the National Health Fund (NHF), which donated US$10 million; Culture, Health, Arts Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, US$3.5 million; and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), US$1 million. (Read More)