Displaying items by tag: Dr Chris Tufton

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 14:40

National Health Fund urged to step up its game

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says that the National Health Fund (NHF) will have to reinvent itself in 2023 or lose its relevance after a while.

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is hoping the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital will be able to accept patients, on a limited basis, by December.

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HE Government has announced changes to the National Health Fund's (NHF) Individual Benefits Programme which will see higher subsidies, an increase to the Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme (JADEP) drug list, and the addition of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test.

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The opposition People’s National Party, PNP, is expressing concern about what they say is the deteriorating infrastructure and patient care services at the nation’s public health facilities.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2022 17:28

Surgery backlog to be cut by 500

HOPE is on the horizon for 500 out of 7,000 people who have been on elective surgery wait lists up to four years and longer, to finally access those procedures over the next 10 months.

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MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says that of the 16 babies infected as a result of a bacterial outbreak at Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston since July, 12 babies have died, and not dozens as has been erroneously reported in the media.

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The Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Health and Wellness, has signed a letter of intent for a technical cooperation agreement with the Government of the Republic of
Cuba for the continued provision of a medical brigade of health professionals to Jamaica.

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National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang has been rated the worst performing member in the Andrew Holness led Cabinet.
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