Teachers’ ChikV Concerns

The nation’s teachers are expressing concern about their lack of sensitization on how to handle a suspected case of Ebola.

President of the Jamaica Teachers Association, Doran Dixon, says his members believe they should be among those being sensitized by the authorities about the protocols involved in handling a suspected case of the deadly disease.

Doran Dixon, JTA President, speaking at a press conference at the Education Ministry this morning.

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, endorsed his comments.

The Minister says it’s absolutely important that teachers should be engaged.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, ODPEM, is a key stakeholder in the National Ebola Response Committee.

Its Acting Director General, Richard Thompson, says priority is currently being given to first responders.

Richard Thompson, Acting Director General of ODPEM.