CHASE Fund Commits to Oncology Nurses Training Programme

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Jamaica News: Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, says the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund has committed financing towards the Ministry of Health and Wellness oncology nurses training programme for the next five years;

Making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 16, the Minister said the Fund was busy supporting a wide array of public social needs across the country during the 2018/2019 financial year.

He added that in keeping with its holistic approach to development, CHASE provided funding to train four biomedical engineers, two medical radiation physicists and four radiation oncologists to work at the centres.

Additionally, almost $400 million was provided to other health-related initiatives and facilities, including the Health Ministry and four hospitals, Jamaica Moves and the country’s vector control programme.

Mr. Henry also noted that there was some welcome support of smaller facilities, including the provision of 13 standby generators for infirmaries.

Dust from JISCO Alpart Mining Company Affecting Residents in Nain St Elizabeth

In the area of arts and culture, $30 million was spent on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) programme of activities over the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Another combined sum of almost $100 million was directed to support community and cultural facilities and initiatives.

In education, Mr. Henry said a combination of schools and programmes benefited from the CHASE Fund’s provision of almost $260 million over the operating year.

These included provision of funding in support of early-childhood education certification.

“By way of priority programmes, funding of $64 million was approved for the establishment of a fully equipped cardiac unit at the Kingston Public Hospital. The project was approved in 2017/2018 and will be completed in 2019/2020,” Mr. Henry informed.

He added that with cardiovascular disease now the leading cause of death and disability in Jamaica, the project is geared at acquiring critical pieces of equipment to establish the unit.

“Of note is that the cardiology unit will be the only one in the public health system in the south-east region, and will benefit a population of approximately 1.3 million,” Mr. Henry said.

Funding of $57 million has also been approved for the establishment of a 16- bed high-dependency unit (HDU) at the Kingston Public Hospital.

The HDU will offer specialist nursing care and monitoring to seriously ill patients who require greater care than is available on a general ward, but less support than is given to patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and will decrease the pressure on the current ICU and Recovery Room.

 

Source: JIS News

NOTE: If you have a real-life experience send Mckoy’s News your CONFESSION, GOSSIP or DEAR MCKOY to [email protected] we will publish. We don’t publish names and locations so your personal information will be protected. Send us now!!!!!

© 2019 www.mckoysnews.com. All Rights Reserved.
All material and other digital content on www.mckoysnews.com may not be reproduced, published, broadcasted, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from Mckoy’s News www.mckoysnews.com

Send us your feedback, news items, community sports or events, real life stories, Dear McKoy, photos and/or videos to WhatsApp 1-876-353-1389 Or Email [email protected]

Great Ads Deal – Advertise With Us

2020 Break out artist on the rise

Related Posts

Recent Posts

2020 Break out artist on the rise