Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has ordered probes into recent incidents in the public health sector.

While Holness did not identify the specific incidents, his comments are an apparent reference to two recent cases with negative outcomes.

In one case a woman lost her baby because of the absence of ventilators at May Pen Hospital in Clarendon.

In the other case, a patient at Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny died allegedly as a result of not accessing tests in a timely manner.

Speaking Tuesday at the 10th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay, St. James, the prime minister says he will receive the result of these investigations next week.

Prime Minister Holness says his government will do what it takes to increase the capacity of the healthcare system in the interest of the Jamaican people.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.