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Health Minister Lauds Workshop on Influenza Pandemic

Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer has said that a holistic approach should be taken to combat the effects of an influenza pandemic, should one occur. This approach, he noted, is of critical importance and will ensure that “we … Continued


44 Graduate from Cornwall School of Nursing

The country’s health sector has been boosted with the recent graduation of 44 general nursing and basic midwifery students from the Cornwall School of Nursing. Addressing the graduating ceremony held recently at King’s Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mt. Salem, … Continued


Health Minister Urges Jamaicans to take Advantage of NHF

Health Minister, John Junor is urging Jamaicans who suffer from chronic illnesses, to take advantage of the National Health Fund (NHF), which provides assistance to persons with such conditions by subsidising their prescription costs. In addition, the Minister is also … Continued


NHF Adds More Drugs for Cardholders

Beneficiaries of the National Health Fund (NHF) now have access to over 800 prescription items, as the NHF has substantially increased the number of drugs it provides for its cardholders. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NHF, Rae Barrett, has … Continued


Householders Urged to Purify Stored Water

As the 2004 hurricane season progresses, the Ministry of Health is advising persons who store water for domestic use, to ensure that supplies are safe for drinking and preparing food. The caution is especially directed at residents of the parishes … Continued


User Fees Critical to Health Care Delivery

Hospital administrators are encouraging members of the public to pay user fees for services provided, noting that the charges were important in maintaining the network of public health facilities across the island. Everton Anderson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the … Continued


Wellness Clinic Services Extended to St. Catherine

A mobile wellness clinic, which was implemented by the Clarendon Health Department as part of its wellness programme, has now extended its services to the parish of St. Catherine. Parish Manager for the Clarendon Health Department, Michael Bent, told JIS … Continued


Clarendon Health Dept. Undertakes Fee Collection Drive

The Clarendon Health Department has undertaken a fee collection drive for all the health facilities in the parish, in an effort to recover outstanding amounts for services offered. Michael Bent, Parish Manager for the Department told JIS News that the … Continued


UWI to Offer Telemedicine Certification by Year End

Come either October or November of this year, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus is all set to offer a telemedicine certification programme for persons working in the country’s health and allied sectors. It is expected that … Continued

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