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🕔Thursday November 24, 2022

Health & Wellness Ministry Receives PAHO Review of Special Care Nurseries; Key Findings to be made public

The Ministry of Health & Wellness has advised that it has received from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the report on special care nurseries at the Victoria Jubliee Hospital, Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Spanish Town Hospital. The Ministry of Health & Wellness in responding to a report… Read More

🕔Friday November 4, 2022

Investigations launched into discovery of deceased foetus at local hospital

The Ministry of Health & Wellness has received a report of the discovery of a deceased foetus in the sewer at the Kingston Public Hospital. According to preliminary information received, the foetus was discovered by a man cleaning the sewer underneath the basement of the hospital. The matter has been… Read More

🕔Wednesday October 26, 2022

Jamaica gets first batch of monkeypox vaccine

Jamaica has received its first batch of monkeypox vaccines. Some 1,400 single dose vials of the vaccine JYNNEOS, which is approved for the prevention of monkeypox disease in individulas 18 years and older, arrived in the island on 17 October 2022. The vaccines, which have an expiry date of June… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Friday July 24, 2020

Health Advisory for Hurricane Preparation

The Ministry of Health & Wellness wishes to advise the public that as you continue to prepare for the impending inclement weather condition/tropical storm/hurricane, the following precautions should be taken regarding food and water safety, persons with chronic illnesses and pregnant women:   Food Safety Do not store food items… Read More