Doctors’ & Nurses’ Associations Question Timeliness of Dengue Response


President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) Dr Elon Thompson, says the Health Ministry could’ve alerted the nation sooner that it was on the cusp of a dengue fever outbreak.

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He says it’s yet to be determined if the Ministry’s response is sufficient to remedy the current outbreak of the vector-borne disease.

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Meanwhile, President of the Nurses Association of Jamaica, Carmen Johnson, says there are concerns about the timely delivery of tests to confirm if a patient is actually suffering from the dengue fever virus.

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The NAJ president also says a shortage of nurses is also affecting the health sector’s response to the outbreak.

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Both were guests on last evening’s edition of Nationwide @ 5.


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