Health Minister John Boyce says government will continue to invest heavily in primary health care despite skyrocketing health care costs over the last 20 years.
He gave the assurance as he addressed an open day ceremony at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic at Warrens.
Mr. Boyce says Barbados currently spends in excess of five per cent of gross domestic product on health care, which is above the recommended minimum from the World Health Organization.
He explains that government contributes in excess of $35 million annually to the primary health care system.
The health minister has described the polyclinics as the backbone of the health system and pledges that government will continue to ensure the services are available without charge at point of access.