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JAMAICA | COVID-19 Cases in Jamaica Jumps to 223, Six deaths

KINGSTON, Jamaica April 20, 2020 -  - The number of COVID-19 cases in Jamaica has risen to 223, an increase of 27 new cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll now climbs to six with the deatrh of retired chemist, Professor Emeritus Tara Dasgupta who is linked to the University of the West Indies (UWI) and who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Gov't Snubs Cuban drug used for COVID19, US Blocks Ja Test Kits

KINGSTON, April 16, 2020- As the COVID-19 virus begins to spread within the Jamaican community, Health Minister Christopher Tufton has adbvised parliament, that  the Jamaican Government will not be using the Cuban antiviral drug Interferon Alpha 2B to treat persons battling COVID-19, on the advice of the island's Chief Medical Officer who informed the drug was not globally used.
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Delay in fixing Cornwall Regional Hospital is of grave concern says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, December 16, 2019: The People’s National Party (PNP) says the continued missed deadline for the completion of rehabilitation works at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is of grave concern, as it signals the government’s cavalier attitude to the plight of Jamaicans, particularly those in the western parishes, who rely on the CRH for health care.
  • Published in Health

JAMAICA | Island placed on Influenza Alert

KINGSTON,  February 14, 2019 - The Ministry of Health has placed Jamaica on influenza alert in light of the significant increase in the number of cases of fever and respiratory illnesses reported across the island.
  • Published in Health
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