Health Ministry Advances Work on Public/Private Partnership Policy

first_imgHealth Ministry Advances Work on Public/Private Partnership PolicyJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedParents Urged to Protect Boys from Early Exposure to Pornography Health Ministry Advances Work on Public/Private Partnership Policy Health & WellnessJune 24, 2014Written by: Bryan Miller Story HighlightsHealth Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Ministry has undertaken significant work to develop a policy aimed at guiding public/private partnerships for effective public health care delivery.He says work has already been undertaken in relation to areas, such as nutrition, while pointing to the provision of diagnostics and radiology services as others for consideration.The Minister made the announcement while addressing the 10th anniversary dinner and awards ceremony for diagnostics firm, Island Radiology. Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Ministry has undertaken significant work to develop a policy aimed at guiding public/private partnerships for effective public health care delivery.He says work has already been undertaken in relation to areas, such as nutrition, while pointing to the provision of diagnostics and radiology services as others for consideration under the proposed arrangement.The Minister made the announcement while addressing the 10th anniversary dinner and awards ceremony for diagnostics firm, Island Radiology, at Club Hotel Riu, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on June 21.Meanwhile, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, again, underscored the need for the government and private sector to partner in delivering adequate quality health care, particularly in light of prevailing economic challenges.“We believe that in a period of tight fiscal constraints, no government present or future will be able to take on all the responsibilities of (public) health (care delivery), alone,” he contended.Dr. Ferguson pointed out that current public health care expenditure in Jamaica accounts for approximately 5.8 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). Of this figure, he said the government finances three per cent of the cost, and the private sector – 2.8 per cent.The Minister said recommendations tabled at a recent Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) meeting he attended, propose that government expenditure should cover approximately six per cent of overall costs.He, however, argued that in light of Jamaica’s current economic challenges, a public/private partnership for this engagement is more practical and “very essential” approach to offsetting costs and delivering quality medical care.Against this background, Dr. Ferguson commended the management of Island Radiology on their decision to invest in the provision of a much needed service. Photo: JIS PhotographerHealth Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, emphasizes a point while addressing diagnostics firm, Island Radiology Limited’s 10th anniversary dinner and awards ceremony at the Club Hotel Riu in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on June 21.center_img RelatedIncrease in Couple Families Advertisements RelatedNBTS Blood Drive Successful FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img read more

FA suspends three non-league players for match fixing allegations

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Europol warns of ‘greater risk’ of match-fixing during pandemic August 7, 2020 Share Victoria Police charges two following tennis corruption investigation June 29, 2020 Betway ends all football transfer markets June 17, 2020 It has been reported that Zephaniah Thomas of Mickleover Sports, Worcester City’s Tyler Weir and Scott Spencer of Hyde United have been suspended by the FA in relation to match fixing allegations.The players were charged with failing to immediately report to the Football Association an “approach by a third party related to seeking to influence the outcome or conduct of a match or competition”.A statement by the FA said: “It is important to note that the three players were not involved in any attempt to fix matches and did not accept monies or gifts.”Weir, who admitted two breaches, has been immediately suspended for six months of which two months will be applied immediately with the balance being suspended until July 1, 2018.Thomas, who admitted one breach, has been immediately suspended for four months, of which six weeks will be applied immediately with the balance being suspended for two years.Spencer, who admitted one breach, has been immediately suspended for three months of which one month will be applied immediately with the balance being suspended until October 1, 2017.(This story was originally featured on Sporting Life) Share Submitlast_img read more