Like all other major health institutions in the country, May Pen Hospital in Clarendon is struggling.
That is why St Andrade Sinclair, the hospital's chief executive officer, is happy that organisers of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run decided to include the Type C hospital in its group of beneficiaries this year.
The other beneficiaries are Diabetes Association of Jamaica, and Lupus Foundation of Jamaica. The run is scheduled for February 17.
“It is not too often that you see a lot of corporate bodies give back to people like us who really need it, especially health care,” Sinclair said at yesterday's Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange at the newspaper's Beechwood Avenue office in Kingston.
“Health care is woefully short when it comes to financing, and that is our big problem. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), the average amount that should be contributed from your GDP should be eight per cent, and currently the Government provides 5.9 per cent,” Sinclair said, adding that health care in the country “is under serious problems”