JAMAICA | Opposition concerned over Insurance Coverage for heath care workers

JAMAICA | Opposition concerned over Insurance Coverage for heath care workers

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 4, 2021 - Opposition spokesman on Labour,  Senator Lambert Brown, has expressed concern over the continuing deaths of health care workers from health facilities across the island as a result of complications from the SARS-CoV2 virus, and questioned whether they are covered by insurance.

Opposition spokesman on Labour, Senator Lambweret Brown.Opposition spokesman on Labour, Senator Lambweret Brown.In a tweet this morning, Senator Brown noted that “a number of HCW have died from Covid including the nurse waiting for oxygen to arrive.”

“Will the Insurance for job related deaths signed off by the Unions with GOJ be applicable to these deaths? Is the insurance $10 million?”

The Opposition spokesman pointed out that he needed an urgent answer from the government, as the families needed to know what was happening.

Yesterday, a porter at Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital in Westmoreland died on Thursday from complications of the COVID-19 virus. The news came days after the death of Diedre Cunningham, who was a nurse at Savanna-la-Mar Hospital. 

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