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Jamaica

Jamaica Healthcare Cost Spiraling Into Billions Of Dollars

According to Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, the spiraling cost of healthcare is a challenge facing Jamaica that needs to be addressed now if the country is to adequately meet the healthcare needs of its people in the future. The Minister noted that a close look at the National Health Fund (NHF) budget shows that costs […]

Jamaica

Dr. Tufton — Vaxing Up Is Important

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says vaccination remains an important response in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). “The current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illnesses, hospitalizations and death [that could result from] the Omicron variant. So vaccines still remain an important response,” Dr. Tufton said. He noted that the uptake of the vaccine is […]

Jamaica

Jamaica: 471 COVID-19 Cases In Latest Update

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, announced at a virtual press conference that two additional new coronavirus cases have pushed Jamaica’s total to 471. “This brings the total to 471 confirmed cases on the island. The two new cases are one male, age 12, from St. Catherine and one female, 20, from the parish of Clarendon. Both are […]