The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica , PSOJ, says it’s encouraged by preparations being made by the government to deal with the Ebola threat.
The PSOJ says it’s particularly pleased by plans to establish an immediate Ebola response team.
PSOJ President, Christopher Zacca, says a number of positive steps have recently been taken in preparation for Ebola.
Nationwide News understands that the government is in the final stages of talks with the PSOJ and other partners, towards the establishment of a 24/7 Ebola hotline.
The hotline will be used for the reporting of suspected Ebola cases.
This information will then be conveyed to the immediate response team, which will be based at the JDF’s Up Park Camp headquarters.
The hotline will also serve as a medium for persons seeking information.
Mr. Zacca declined to comment when asked about plans to launch the Ebola hotline in the next few days.
Meanwhile co-Chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, EPOC, Richard Byles, says the impact of even one case of Ebola would be devastating to the Jamaican economy.