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All hospitals open, some health centres still closed - Health Ministry

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:14 PM
The Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine. – File Photo

The Ministry of Health says all public hospitals across the island are back in full operation, however, a few health centres remain closed.

The reopened hospitals include the Kingston Public Hospital, which was doing only emergency surgeries yesterday.

The ministry says staff turnout at hospitals has improved over yesterday with 80 to 100 per cent of nurses and 95 per cent of doctors reporting for duty.

Meanwhile, all Health Centres in the South East and Western Regional Health Authorities are opened and are functioning normally. 

It says all Health Centres, except Bohemia, in the Northeastern Regional Health Authority, are open.

All Health Centres in St Elizabeth and Manchester, in the Southern Regional Health Authority, have also been reopened.

However, only 14 of the 32 Health Centres in Clarendon are currently open.

These include the May Pen, Spalding, Kellits, Frankfield, James Hill, Race Course, Milk River, York Town, Main Street, Sandy Bay, Thompson Town, Mocho, Lionel Town, Raymond Health Centres.