Clinical Coordinator at the hospital, Dr. Delroy Fray, told Radio Jamaica in an interview that the decline in gunshot cases seen by the hospital has been significant.
There were 35 cases of gunshot wounds treated at the hospital during the month of December, and from January 1-17, the day before the State of Emergency was declared, there had been 21 cases, Dr. Fray said.
He said since the imposition of the State of Emergency, which was declared on the 18th, there have six cases of gunshot wounds, all related to a single incident.
"We're happy to look after people with genuine problems; we don't like the unnecessary injuries because it depletes our resources and it's time consuming (but) we're happy with what we're seeing here," he said.
Staff morale at the hospital had significantly improved as a result of the reduction in gunshot cases, he added.
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