THE South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) board says it is deeply saddened by the death of board member Omar Francis, who died in a motor vehicle accident Monday.
Francis was appointed to SERHA’s board in December 2020 and served as the chairman of Spanish Town Hospital’s Management Committee. “Through his leadership, the hospital made several achievements to its infrastructure and service, which will not be forgotten,” the SERHA board said in a release.
“It is really a sad time for us, for the staff, the team at the Spanish Town Hospital, and the health ministry. He will be long remembered for his kind-hearted spirit and for his dedication towards fulfilling the mandate for a better health-care system,” said board chair Wentworth Charles.
At the same time, youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party, Young Jamaica, said Francis’s contribution to the development of both the political and national landscape stands as a testament to his impact and influence on the development of the lives of the Jamaican people and his constituents.
“His inspirational eloquence and kind-hearted human warmth will be remembered,” said Young Jamaica, of which Francis was a member.