JIS News

The southern chapter of the Jamaica Medical Records Association will be staging several activities at locations across central Jamaica to observe Health Records Week, being observed from October 15-20.
Medical Records Regional Supervisor with the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Veronica Miller-Richards, told JIS News that a church service will be held on Sunday, October 15 at the Holiness Christian Church at 71 Manchester Road in Mandeville to begin the week.
“On Wednesday, October 18, there will be a special open day and exhibition at the Mandeville regional hospital, at which representatives from the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and the National Health Fund (NHF) will be present to deal with members of the public on pertinent matters, such as the need for proper registration of births and deaths,” she said.
Mrs. Miller-Richards informed that the Minister of Health, Horace Dalley is expected to do the official opening at 10:00 a.m.
She added that on Thursday, October 19, there would be a staff seminar and workshop.
“This will be conducted by Yvette Morgan-Chambers, the Director of Health Record Services and it will target many of the record clerks who are in need of formal training. This is in keeping with the need to have and maintain proper standards at all levels of the health records system,” she said.