Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaicans are to brace for an expected increase in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations as the country is grappling with the community transmission phase of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at the opening of the COVID-19 field hospital this afternoon, Dr. Tufton says the facility is essential at this time to respond to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Tufton says three additional field hospitals will be donated in short order.
The Health Minister says the hospital donated today is is valued at 12 million dollars:
Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness.