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17 Dialysis Machines for KPH Wednesday

Seventeen dialysis machines will be officially commissioned into service at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) by Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer on Wednesday (June 10). The machines were provided through the joint effort of the National Health Fund (NHF), … Continued

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Two More Imported Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Detected

Two additional imported cases of Influenza A (H1N1) have been detected in Jamaica by the Ministry of Health’s surveillance system, and confirmatory testing done at the University of the West Indies. Both persons reside in New York in the United … Continued

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COHSOD Conference Highly Successful – Spencer

The 18th Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), which ended yesterday (June 4) in Montego Bay, St. James is being deemed a success by Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer. “We have just ended two days … Continued

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PAHO Donates 3,500 Boxes of H1N1 Drug

The country’s stockpile of antiviral drugs for the treatment of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus has been bolstered with the donation of more than $1 million worth of medication from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). World Health Organisation (WHO)/PAHO … Continued

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Expert Advocates Greater Use of DNA

Head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr. Wayne McLaughlin, has advocated greater use of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) evidence, to help solve crimes in the country. Making his presentation entitled, … Continued

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New Mental Health Centre Opens in Greater Portmore

A new mental health centre, complete with three consultation rooms and a waiting area, was officially opened on May 28 in Greater Portmore, St. Catherine. The only facility of its kind in the community, it was constructed with the assistance … Continued

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