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🕔Thursday September 20, 2018

KPH Receives much Needed Sterilisation Unit

Leading Florida-based Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Coy recently donated US$20,000 to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), which was smoothly and quickly facilitated by the Gore Family Foundation’s (GFF) partner – the American Friends of Jamaica.   Dr. Coy’s specific request and directive was for GFF to first, purchase an autoclave for the… Read More

🕔Monday September 3, 2018

Ministry confirms suspected case of Dengue Fever

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a report of a suspected dengue haemorrhagic fever-related death in late August of an adult male from the parish of Trelawny. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that is usually a mild illness in which a person may get a fever, headache, joint, and… Read More

🕔Thursday August 16, 2018

Health Ministry quiets concerns over increased hospital user fees

The Ministry of Health, in addressing concerns raised regarding increased user fees at public hospitals, is assuring the public that the government’s no user fee policy for public patients without insurance remains in effect. The Ministry is further advising the public that recent increases in public hospital user fees are… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Tuesday July 17, 2018

Potential Adverse Health Effects of Smoke from Retirement Dump

The St. James Public Health Services is working with all the relevant agencies to closely monitor the fire at the Retirement Dump. Persons are asked to avoid exposure to the smoke by do the following: Minimize all outdoor activities Persons who suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses are advised… Read More

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