Budget has $72.6M to improve maternal he alth care

-12 ambulances to be purchased

Government plans to spend $72.6 million this year to improve the quality of care given to maternal health patients.

According to the 2014 budget, government has allocated $21.4 billion towards achieving “strategic goals” in the health sector.

Of this amount, “$50 million is allocated to commence the extension of the maternity facility at the Georgetown Public Hospital to ensure increased bed capacity while $22.6 million is allocated for the establishment of maternity waiting homes in Lethem  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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