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Cause of noxious fumes at Cornwall hospital identified

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 6:04 PM
Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James.

The Ministry of Health says it has identified the source of the latest report of noxious fumes affecting medical staff and patients of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Winston De La Haye, who visited the hospital yesterday, says the chimney stack and boiler on an old structure on the hospital building are the sources of the emission.

 

Dr De La Haye says steps are being taken by the Health Ministry to address this latest issue.

 

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, dr Winston De La Haye
 

On Tuesday the nursery at the hospital was evacuated due to the fumes which caused nurses in the Special Care Unit to fall ill.

The nurses had to seek medical treatment.