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🕔Wednesday April 17, 2019

Jamaica opens first Cardiac Centre in the Region

Kingston, Jamaica. April 15, 2019: Jamaica officially opened the English-speaking Caribbean’s first state-of-the-art Paediatric Cardiac Centre at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Monday, April 15. The Centre is designed to offer full surgical and after-care cardiac services for children. It boasts a 10-bed Intensive Care unit, an Operating theatre… Read More

🕔Wednesday April 17, 2019

Health Minister Announces Cardiac Ward Build Out

Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton has announced that a cardiac ward costing approximately J$100 Million, inclusive of the infrastructure and equipment, will be built at the Bustamante Hospital for Children to support pre and post cardiac surgery care. This announcement was made, as the Health Minister officially open the newly-… Read More

🕔Monday April 15, 2019

Health Ministry Monitoring Island for Measles – Parents urged to get children fully-vaccinated

The Ministry of Health is monitoring the island for imported cases of measles given the recent increase in cases in the United States and across the Region. As at 30 March 2019, there were 3,674 suspected cases and 596 confirmed cases in the Region of the Americas with over 300… 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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