After nearly a decade of construction, three local physicians will open their Medi Centre Plaza on Prince Charles Drive that officials say will help alleviate traffic on government clinics.
The Medi Centre Plaza is the third centre to be opened in New Providence under the partnership of doctors Nicholas Fox, Christopher Basden and James Johnson.
Officials say the three-storey building, which is pegged at $4 million, includes spaces for dentistry, gynecology, general medicine, X-ray and images and a pharmacy.
Once its doors officially open on September 3, the clinic will be opened seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
“Our objective is to cut across the traditional hours and provide dental services into the evening,” Dr. Basden told reporters yesterday. “We will also have some services on the weekend to make services more available to the public.”
The clinic now employs a staff complement of 22 people.
After taking a tour of the facility, Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez said that he was impressed with the men, whom he said were once his pupils.
He added that the facility would greatly assist the government.
“We are a country that is plagued with non-communicable diseases and so a facility like this would help to address that for us. As well as being a primary care facility, this is an improvement on the model the government established in our poly-clinics many years ago and still provide the backbone of care not only in Nassau but throughout the Family Islands,” Dr. Gomez said.