Approval has been granted for the construction of the Moriah Health Centre.
Secretary of the Division of Health, Wellness, and Family Development Dr. Agatha Carrington said the date for the sod turning ceremony to signal the start of the project will be announced in August.
The project will be managed by the Urban Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago, (UDECOTT).
“We expect eighteen months thereafter, that we will have a facility, you may know that this facility is a decade in waiting and we look forward to delivering that to the community of Moriah and environs, at the estimated cost of $28 million,” she said.
Dr. Carrington indicated Tobagonians could also look forward to new health services, including diabetic foot care.
“The persons who require foot and ankle services that is expected to start on July 31, to improve the issues with respect to wound care in our population.”
The Health Secretary said she hoped the Stroke and Diabetes Centre will be up and running in the next two weeks.