Jamaica Observer / May Pen , Clarendon — Describing the donation of a two-storey building to operate as a health centre in Tweedside, five miles south of here, as an amazing gift, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has lauded the benevolence of Eric and Dr Hyacinth Hue. A news release from the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) said the building donated by the couple is equipped with medical equipment, electronics and furniture, and is valued at more than $40 million.
Named the Eric & Dr Hyacinth Hue Health Centre, it includes eight rooms and five bathrooms. It will serve the community of Tweedside and surrounding areas in Clarendon, and provides easier access for residents who previously had to travel 13 km or more to access health care.
“This is a fabulous building…the average health centre is nowhere as elaborate as this one,” said Tufton at a handover ceremony last month.
“This is a family that has committed their lives to making others better off. They have never lost sight based on the narrative of where they’re coming from and how their legacy should be determined because, indeed, our legacy is really our doing. They have chosen a particular path that many others have benefitted from, and we are happy that part of their legacy is a contribution to public health,” he added.
The health minister said the donation by the Hue family represents partnerships that the Government and in particular health needs.
JAMAICA: Gift of love for Tweedside
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