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🕔Thursday November 14, 2019

Billion-Dollar Allocation for Enhanced Dengue Outbreak Intervention

Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP has announced that there will be a One Billion Dollar expenditure over the next 3 months to enhance the Ministry’s dengue intervention, given the intensity of the current dengue outbreak. The enhanced intervention includes the establishment of a National… Read More

🕔Sunday November 10, 2019

Low Dependence on lab diagnosis for Dengue; Early Treatment is Key

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is aware that there have been several statements concerning the shortage of Dengue Rapid test kits in the country. The Ministry would like to advise the public that this shortage does not affect the testing by the Ministry of samples that are sent to… Read More

🕔Thursday October 31, 2019

Give blood today

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is appealing to Jamaicans to donate blood, given the increased demand for blood products over recent months. That demands has been driven, in part, by dengue infections. “Platelets that are made from blood are needed by the body to help with clotting of the… 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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