Four SERHA hospitals to get six x-ray machines for $453.4m

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Four hospitals in the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) will get six new x-ray machines with Cabinet’s approval of a contract valued at $453.4 million to Arel Limited.

According to Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, who was speaking at a virtual post Cabinet press conference on Wednesday, the Kingston-based Arel, will supply and installs the machines.

Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) will get three of the equipment and one each will go to Spanish Town Hospital, the National Chest Hospital and the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

Meanwhile, Williams, who announced a raft of contract approvals by Cabinet also announced that DPK Information Systems Limited will be tasked with providing data processing service for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams for grades four, five and six. The contract is for $630.2 million.

Cabinet also approved the extension of a contract to Carlong Publishers Caribbean Limited to supply and distribute textbooks to students at the primary level under the primary textbook programme of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

The extension is for US$3.2 million and will be for the academic years, 2021 and 2022.

According to Williams, Cabinet also approved a contract for the supply, delivery and servicing of 25 double cabin 4×4 pickup trucks, for $133.7 million inclusive of GCT, which was awarded to Vehicles and Supplies Limited.

C&D Construction and Engineering Limited, Williams said, has also been approved by Cabinet to undertake the construction of a diagnostic intervention centre at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in the amount of $85.9 million.

Cabinet also approved the award of a contract for the design, supply and installation of energy renewable solutions solar photovoltaic at the Forest Hills Relift Station in St Andrew for $68.1 million to Alternative Power Sources Jamaica Limited.

Kingston College (KC) will also benefit from a contract to SM Quality Construction, which will extend the Sixth Form block at 2a North Street for $65.3 million, the same amount that Marshall construction Company Limited will receive for constructing a cold storage facility at Windalco Kirkvine, Manchester.

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