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Jamaica to get 20 more temperature check machines

Published:Friday | October 17, 2014 | 6:17 PM
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Marion Bullock-DuCasse, tests the temperature of a member of the touring party at the Norman Manley International Airport - Rudolph Brown/Photographer
Dr Fenton Ferguson, Health Minister, leads his team on a tour of the quarantine unit at the Norman Manley International Airport - Rudolph Brown/Photographer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Jamaica is to get another 20 temperature check machines within the next two weeks.

Yesterday, the first four machines arrived as the Government seeks to boost surveillance for Ebola symptoms at the ports.

The four machines arrived yesterday and today, the media were invited to view the set up at the Norman Manley International Airport.

Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, says the devices have been donated, and public health nurse at the Norman Manley international Airport Beverly Creary are welcome.

In the meantime, Jamaica will be receiving a full body scanner for use at the Falmouth Pier where larger volumes of people are expected to disembark.

The Government has also unveiled its refurbished isolation centre at the NMIA.

Suspected Ebola cases will be taken there through a special exit from which a dedicated ambulance service will take the individuals to the main isolation centre in Kingston.


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