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🕔Friday January 24, 2020

Health Ministry boosts readiness for Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has begun the sensitisation of key stakeholders, as it seeks to ensure optimised operational readiness for the novel coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as Middle East Respiratory… Read More

🕔Wednesday January 22, 2020

Health Ministry alerted to new strain of virus causing respiratory illness

The Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) notes the recent reports of a cluster of pneumonia caused by a virus under investigation in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China and wishes to advise the public that to date, Jamaica has no case of this disease. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr…. Read More

🕔Wednesday January 15, 2020

Plans Advanced for National Dengue Clean Up

In keeping with Cabinet’s approval for step-up activities to curtail the current dengue outbreak, Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton will unveil plans on Wednesday, (January 15) for a National Dengue Clean Up later this month. Dr. Tufton earlier said that “given the intensity of this… 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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