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🕔Friday June 14, 2019

Jamaican Travellers should take precautions against Measles

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising travellers to countries known to have circulating measles virus to ensure that they are adequately protected. At this time of year when Jamaicans are preparing for travel overseas, the Ministry is reminding citizens to ensure that they and in particular, their children,… Read More

🕔Thursday June 13, 2019

Consumers should be vigilant when receiving Potable Water – Health & Wellness Ministry

Given recent concerns by several stakeholders about the quality of the drinking water distributed by private trucking companies, the Ministry of Health and Wellness wishes to advise that as part of its regulatory responsibility, it continues to monitor the production and distribution of potable water intended for domestic and commercial… Read More

🕔Wednesday June 12, 2019

Health Ministry probes hospitals’ handling of reported rape victims

The Ministry of Health and Wellness notes with grave concern the recent incident involving a mother and her two daughters, who were reportedly turned away from one hospital and denied attention for several hours at another when they went for a rape kit exam. Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Tuesday May 16, 2017

Safety Tips After Flood Rains

Do not go outside unnecessarily. Wear water boots or closed shoes when going outdoors. Wear gloves when clearing debris or handling of dirty water. If you get a puncture wound, a nail stick or a cut, seek medical attention immediately. Do not allow children to play in the floodwater or… Read More

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