At its first meeting the Committee responsible for overseeing the crafting of the ten year development plan for the health sector has committed to using a consultative and transparent process to complete the plan.
Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley is reminding all physicians of their obligation under the Public Health Act and Regulations to report any notifiable suspected case of an illness to the Ministry of Health in the manner prescribed by the Act. Minister Dalley indicated that in the case of the zika virus these notifications are to be made within 24 hours.
The Ministry of Health has confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Jamaica. The patient who has now recovered is a four year old child from Portmore, St. Catherine. The child began showing symptoms on January 17, 2016 after earlier returning to Jamaica from travel to Texas in the United… Read More
Before the Earthquake Teach all members of your family about earthquake safety. This includes: 1) the actions you should take when an earthquake occurs, 2) the safe places in a room such as under a strong desk, along interior walls, and 3) places to avoid such as near windows, large… Read More