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E-Triage System Cuts Patient Waiting

Interventions from the Ministry of Health to introduce the E-triage system, has seen a drastic increase in the number of patients being triaged under 30 minutes at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, with stakeholders expecting a similar trend at the Mandeville Hospital by year end, in addition to other hospitals seeing similar results early next […]

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Residents Welcome Drug Serv Pharmacy at Seaview Gardens Health Centre

Residents of Seaview Gardens in St. Andrew are welcoming the opening of a Drug Serv Pharmacy at the community health centre. The move by the National Health Fund (NHF) allows members of the community and other users to access their medication at the same place where they receive their healthcare. No longer will persons have […]

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National Empowering Consumers To Choose ‘Balance’

Hot on the heels of its ‘Balance Your Life’ campaign, the National Baking Company says it will be moving towards a holistic, 360-degree approach in providing customers with useful information on what they are consuming and arming them with data to make informed choices. Addressing last Tuesday’s launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, […]

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Shot In The Arm For Health As VMBS Adopts 11 Clinics

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday expressed gratitude to the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) for adopting 15 state-run medical clinics, even as he pleaded with other corporate entities to join in providing some basic and critical resources to these facilities. Speaking at the launch of the Adopt-A-Clinic campaign, which was held at the St […]

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Health Ministry to get Technical Assistance for Projects

The Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of Health valued at US$564,297. This will assist the Government’s plans to construct the Western Regional Children’s Hospital. The four-month consultancy will be implemented at a cost of […]

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