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The Ministry of Health & Wellness wishes to advise that contrary to the voice note circulating on social media, the US Navy Hospital Ship [USNS Comfort (T-AH 20)], which is currently anchored in the Kingston Harbour is here to help thousands of Jamaicans.

Effective immediately parents of children 12 years and younger can access free medical care at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Following concerns about cesspool trucks being used to transport potable water, the Environment Health Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Parish Health Departments carried out investigations across the island and would like to reassure the public that there is no evidence to support this concern.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:27

Jamaicans urged to reduce heat exposure

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding the public that excessive heat stress is harmful to health and is potentially fatal. 

In response to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) declaration of the Ebola Virus Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) made on July 17, 2019, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has activated its national Ebola Virus Disease Response Plan.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is appealing to Jamaicans to donate blood, given the increased demand for blood products over recent months.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 04:38

Tufton urges increased vigilance against dengue

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, is appealing for Jamaicans to take a more proactive approach in the fight against dengue.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 04:35

C'Bar gets new gym courtesy of Wisynco

Calabar High School, with assistance from Wisynco Group Limited, opened doors to a long awaited gymnasium on Friday, November 1, 2019 on the grounds of the expansive compound in Kingston.

Cabinet has approved contracts totalling $1.7 billion for the provision of security and related services at health facilities under the jurisdiction of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), for a period of three years.

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has expressed the need for global oversight of travel advisories issued for destinations.