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Coordinated Response to Dengue Fever

Coordinated Response to Dengue Fever

The Ministry of Health is collaborating with several ministries and agencies to coordinate its response to the dengue fever virus. Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said that all the resources of the Ministry have been activated to combat the public health threat. “I will meet with the Minister of Finance and other key […]

26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIED ON BATHROOM FLOOR SHORTLY AFTER GIVING BIRTH

26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIED ON BATHROOM FLOOR SHORTLY AFTER GIVING BIRTH

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Director of the South West Regional Health Authority, Albert Persaud says an investigation has been launched into the circumstances that led to the death of a 26-year-old woman just days after giving birth. It’s reported that Maquad­er Mar­tin died on the floor near the bathroom area of the maternity […]

DENGUE FEVER CLAIMS ANOTHER CHILD’S LIFE AT BUSTAMANTE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

DENGUE FEVER CLAIMS ANOTHER CHILD’S LIFE AT BUSTAMANTE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Yet another child has succumbed to dengue fever at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. An 8-year-old boy whose name is Terrique Gopaulsingh, a student of Portsmouth Primary, died at the hospital yesterday at about 1 pm. The ministry of health currently insists that there is no dengue fever outbreak even though they have admitted the […]

JAMAICAN BORN DOCTOR KILLED IN HIT AND RUN INCIDENT IN BALTIMORE USA

JAMAICAN BORN DOCTOR KILLED IN HIT AND RUN INCIDENT IN BALTIMORE USA

BALTIMORE, USA  [Mckoy’s News] 35-year-old Johns Hopkins rheumatologist was killed in a hit-and-run crash involving three vehicles near Green Spring Station late Saturday night, police said, and officers have arrested a driver who left the scene. Dr. Nadia Dominique Morgan, a Jamaican-born recipient of the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award and a […]

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Health Ministry Assures No Dengue Outbreak

Jamaica News: The Ministry of Health is assuring that there is no outbreak of dengue fever in Jamaica and continues to implore persons to destroy breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the disease. “The first line of defence is to control or attempt to control your own environment as it relates to […]

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Health Minister Encourages Persons to Check if they are Hypertensive

Jamaica News: Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the recent Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey shows that 40 per cent of persons who are hypertensive are unaware, and this is of great concern. According to Dr. Tufton, more lives can be spared from this condition, and for this to happen, he is […]

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National Cancer Registry Launched

Jamaica News: Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Cancer Registry (NCR) provides a critical tool in guiding the planning and implementation of cancer prevention and control programmes. He noted that the population-based cancer registry, which covers the entire island, will actively collect information on all new cancer cases, including data on […]

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Five Health Centres to be Transformed into Smart Facilities Under Paho Project

Jamaica News, (JIS) – Work to transform five health centres across the island into greener, safer and climate-smart institutions under the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities Project, is slated to get under way in mid-2019. The facilities are Stony Hill Health Centre in St. Andrew, Port Antonio Health Centre in St. […]

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Nursing Services in Negril, Jamaica

Comforts of Home Nursing Services provides help for travelers and businesses in Negril. Services include 24-hour nursing hotel visits, health care consulting or auditing, adult or child sitting, post- clinic or hospital follow-up care, and private nursing or travel care. Click here for further information.

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PHOTOS: SRHA Promoting Good Oral Health Among Students for Over 20 Years

Students repeat the theme, “Say Aah, Think Mouth, Think Health” for the Oral Health Month competition held at the Cecil Charlton Hall in Manchester on Monday, October 29. For more than 20 years, the Southern Regional Health Authority has been staging the oral health competition, instilling a culture of good oral health practices, which has […]

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