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  • Training for medical professionals in neonatology, critical care, and anesthesiology will get underway on Monday, September 29, under the Programme for Maternal and Child Health (PROMAC).
  • Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson has disclosed that as of Monday, September 29, 19 Registered Nurses will commence training at the In-Service Education Unit under the PROMAC.
  • He also announced that three Registered Nurses are being trained in paediatrics in China, in preparation for work in the high dependency units at the Mandeville Hospital and the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

Training for medical professionals in neonatology, critical care, and anesthesiology will get underway on Monday, September 29, under the Programme for Maternal and Child Health (PROMAC).

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson has disclosed that as of Monday, September 29, 19 Registered Nurses will commence training at the In-Service Education Unit under the PROMAC.

He also announced that three Registered Nurses are being trained in paediatrics in China, in preparation for work in the high dependency units at the Mandeville Hospital and the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

“Also, two tutors have been contracted to teach this new programme and two Registered Nurses are currently being trained as educators for future neonatology programmes,” Dr. Ferguson informed, in a message read by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with special responsibility for Primary health Care Services, Hon. Luther Buchanan, to hundreds of nurses participating in the Nurses Association of Jamaica’s 44th Island Conference at the Royalton White Sands Hotel in Falmouth, Trelawny on Friday, September 26.

“We are cognizant of the challenges faced by the absence of trained neonatal nurse educators and neonatal nurses to staff the high dependency units,” the Health Minister said.