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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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Male Ward at Black River Hospital Remodelled

The male ward at the Black River Hospital in St. Elizabeth has been remodelled at a cost of $1.5 million, with the contribution of the Friends of the Black River Hospital. At an opening ceremony on Thursday May 21, President … Continued

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RGD Introducing Online Bedside Registration of Births

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is moving to introduce online bedside registration in hospitals and clinics soon, to facilitate real time registration of births in these facilities, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Patricia Holness, has said. Speaking with JIS News, … Continued

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Pastor Lauds Free Health Care Policy

Chairman of the Jamaica Association of Full Gospel Churches, Bishop Rohan Edwards, has said that since the implementation of the Government’s free health care policy, the number of persons seeking financial assistance from the church for medical care has declined. … Continued

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RGD to Boost Database Capacity Over Next Five Years

Over the next five years, the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) will be moving to boost its database capacity, in order to facilitate easier and ready access to records by persons using the agency’s services, said Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Patricia … Continued

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Chronic Diseases Greatest Burden on Healthcare

Chronic diseases are the greatest burden on healthcare in Jamaica, with over 60 per cent of admissions to hospitals across the island related to these conditions, said Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund (NHF), Hugh Lawson. He said … Continued

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