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Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 12:08 AM
Dr Christopher Tufton
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Jamaica making technological strides in health care

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has called on service clubs to continue to support the efforts of the ministry to make technological strides in health care. In a recent meeting at the ministry with members of the Rotary Club of St Andrew North, Tufton commended them for choosing a major project for the 2016-2017 year that would benefit the health sector in a significant way.

President of the club for 2016-2017, Glenroy Williams, said the club would be equipping the lecture theatre at the Accident and Emergency Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment to aid in the training of emergency personnel at the hospital. Head of the Accident and Emergency Department of the UHWI, Dr Jean Johnson, explained the positive impact that the equipment would have on the hospital's ability to provide high-quality service to its clients.

Jamaican engineers hailed

Jamaica's engineers are being hailed for their role in the successful implementation of the Government's economic growth agenda.

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, said the work of engineers is integral to the development of appropriate infrastructure that can position the country to record the level of growth that translates into prosperity for all citizens.

He was speaking at the launch of Engineers' Week 2016 by the Jamaica Institution of Engineers at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Monday.

Chang said the Government remains committed to forging partnerships with the professional group in developing more resilient communities and economies.

He said that incorporating disaster risk management into infrastructural projects is integral to the process.

"This calls for sustainable engineering, which improves the quality of life while preserving the quality of our natural resources. As a country, we have to recognise the importance of environmentally friendly yet sound infrastructure," he pointed out.

Chang emphasised that "by working together, we can make our systems and economy resilient".