Antigua and Barbuda will soon have two major Polyclinics and Community Centers.
The China-Aid Antigua and Barbuda Two Community Centers Project is located on two plots on the island of Antigua, including the two community centers of St. John’s BLACKBURN PARK (Villa area) and St. Philips GLANVILLES in Antigua.
The main construction contents of the project are: community clinic, community service center and corresponding office and supporting facilities.
The poly clinic mainly includes: lobby, public health nurse consultation, regional midwife consultation, psychiatry consultation, gas cylinder room, dental clinic and supporting disinfection room and toilet, laundry room, storage room, physical therapy consultation, rehabilitation area and its matching dressing room with toilets, ophthalmology clinic, offices for environmental officials, nutrition officials, and family nursing doctors, pharmacy, medicine collection, triage, vaccination room and supporting changing room, power distribution room, public toilets, laboratory, kitchen, staff room and supporting toilet, meeting room, portable X-ray room, ultrasound examination room and electrocardiogram room, duty room, medical waste room, emergency medical vehicle parking area, emergency medical technician area and supporting toilet, observation ward and supporting toilet, general practice room and supporting toilet, etc.
The community center mainly includes: entrance hall, auditorium (70 people) and supporting makeup room, audio-visual room, meeting room, power distribution room, equipment control room, athletes’ locker room (2), pump room (underground), storage and management room of sports equipment and ground equipment, auditorium equipment room, western-style kitchen, reading room, telecommunications room, computer room, public toilet and sanitary ware storage room.
After the project is completed, it will mainly provide local residents with basic medical services, public health services and carry out community service activities.
Project I, the community clinic building divides into 5 major functional parts: preventive health care area, health education area, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment area, rehabilitation training area, and administrative and logistics supporting area. The community service center is divided into four functional areas: auditorium, education and training area, athlete changing room, and logistics supporting area.
Project II, the community clinic building divides into 5 major functional areas: preventive health area, health education area, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment area, rehabilitation training area, and administrative and logistics supporting area. The community service center is divided into three functional areas: auditorium, education and training, and logistics supporting area.
Medical services mainly include seven parts, which are outpatient service, emergency and referral, diagnosis and treatment technology, inspection and testing, medication service, rehabilitation service, and dental service. Public health services mainly include community health diagnosis, residents’ health file management, health consulting services, vaccination, health management of key populations, and health management of main diseases. After completion, the community clinic will have the functions of primary graded diagnosis and treatment, health diagnosis and treatment, health care, health education, and health screening, etc.
The configuration of community services is mainly based on the needs of the Antiguan part, providing holiday venues, reading, computer using, meeting arrangements, physical fitness, day care, leisure and entertainment. As a place for community residents to communicate and gather, it can strengthen social connections between different ages and social groups, strengthen community identity and promote the physical and mental health of community residents.
The project cares particularly for the livelihood of people. The completion of the project will generate big social benefits in Antigua, promote as well the improvement of Antiguan medical and health services and people’s health level, deepen the friendship between the peoples of China and Antigua, meet the goal of a China-aid project.