Alex Browne, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. Phillip’s North, will be meeting with constituents tonight, October 25, at 7:30 p.m., to discuss issues impacting residents, including the repeated closing of the Glanvilles Polyclinic.
The clinic was handed over by the Government of China almost two years ago. It was opened to the public at the end of January this year, after Browne staged a protest in December 2021, calling for it to be opened.
Since then, it has been plagued by a number of challenges, including the lack of pipe-borne water at the facility. This is one of the issues that kept the facility closed some days.
Browne says the nurses stationed there continue to complain about the water issue and the condition of the compound, which is overgrown by vegetation.
He says it is a shame that residents who rely on the clinic still have to travel to Parham and Newfield to seek medical attention.
While the facility is equipped with a cistern, the UPP Candidate says there is reportedly an issue with its pump. This can be fixed only by the Chinese technicians, Browne says he was told.
Meanwhile, Browne says, there are other issues to be discussed, including the UPP’s “Small Business Pull-up.”