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American West Indian Medical Association brings health services to Macca Tree

More and more, nurses, doctors and technicians from overseas are visiting Jamaica to offer their services for free.

The latest visitors are from the American West Indian Medical Association (Amerimeds Association), who travelled to Jamaica in June for the fifth year, to do just that, providing much-needed services such as dental work, gynaecology, physical therapy, and general medical care.

Residents of St Catherine West Central community, Macca Tree, were one group of people that benefited.

30 Years Broken - Cornwall Hit By Decades Of Neglect; Needs $100m-Plus Maintenance Budget

Western Bureau:

Calvin G. Brown, the outspoken former chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says lack of adequate funding and poor maintenance are to blame for the problems now plaguing Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James.

"When the hospital was built and opened in 1974, it was built to have a comprehensive ventilation system (central air-condition system), bringing in fresh air and taking out stale air," said Brown. "That system broke down between the late '70s to early '80s, but part of it operated until the 1990s when the entire system died."