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Jamaica: More Healthcare Workers In The West To Deal With COVID-19

Regional Technical Director at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Dr Diane Campbell-Stennett, says the agency has increased its cadre of healthcare workers in the region to aid in the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campbell-Stennett was addressing a Ministry of Health and Wellness Digital COVID-19 Conversations, which was held at the S Hotel in Montego Bay, St James, on October 8.

“We increased our staff this year in anticipation of the surge, so under the Jamaica Cuba Bilateral agreement, we added 61 nurses to our cadre and 30 medical doctors, and with additional resource allocations we had an additional 27 medical doctors and 219 community health aids,” she outlined.

Meanwhile, Campbell-Stennett noted that as at October 6, some 70 per cent of the COVID-19 positive cases in the region have recovered.

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