Opposition sinks funding for specialty hospital

- as part of $1.3B health services allocation

The opposition yesterday voted down a $1.3 billion allocation for the health sector that includes financing for the controversial specialty hospital.

The allocation was part of $21.5 billion to be allocated for the health sector in the government’s proposed $220 billion budget.

A sum of $910 million for the hospital was lumped with other allocations for other projects under the budget line item ‘Regional and Clinical Services’ in Capital expenditure, which included funds for upgrades to health care facilities countrywide,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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