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Jamaica: Tourist dies of COVID – Scrutiny on visitor insurance programme

The American tourist who died from COVID-19 complications at the Cornwall Regional Hospital on Monday was reportedly three months pregnant and suffered from a comorbidity.

Thirty-four-year-old Kaishundra Davis died 24 hours after she was transferred from the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, that facility’s senior medical officer, Dr Patrice Monthrope, confirmed to The Gleaner.

“She was in a critical condition and owing to the fact we are a Type C hospital, as soon as space was available at the Cornwall Regional, which is a Type A referral facility, we transferred her there,” said Monthrope.

According to the senior medical officer, he spoke with her husband last Saturday and urged him to airlift her out of the country. However, she had no private health insurance, which would facilitate the payment for airlift from Jamaica.

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