Approval has been granted to begin construction of the Moriah Health Centre at the cost of 25.8 million dollars.
The project will be managed by the Urban Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT).
“On Monday coming, the 27th August, we will turn the sod for the start of the construction of this facility. The residents of Moriah and environs will benefit substantially from this new facility that is to be built,” Secretary of the Division of Health, Wellness, and Family Development Dr. Agatha Carrington said.
The Health Secretary said a Stroke and Diabetes Centre and a Foot and Ankle Centre will be launched a day later on August 28th. The Centres are located at Quarters 45 of the Old Scarborough Hospital Building.
“That’s the facility that we will now provide for those persons with strokes as well as persons requiring foot and ankle care,” she said.
During the weekly post Executive Council media briefing at the Calder Hall Administrative Complex, Dr. Carrington said this service was critical as there was an average of eleven stroke cases per month on the island.