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Cuban health workers arrive in Jamaica tomorrow

Published:Sunday | November 16, 2014 | 5:33 PM

The health ministry is to welcome 30 Cuban health workers tomorrow who will train local workers in Jamaica's Ebola preparedness.

The workers will conduct the training under an existing agreement between Jamaica and Cuba. The training of health workers forms part of the Government's Ebola preparation plan.

It says the construction of the Ebola Treatment Centre, to be located at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, is progressing smoothly and should be completed in a few weeks.

The treatment centre is a four-bed facility, which includes other areas for triaging, sanitizing patients and staff and sterilization of equipment and supplies.

A temporary Ebola isolation and holding area has also been established in a building on the compound of the facility. The area has already been equipped.

The treatment centre in the Western Region is one of two that have been established in the island to manage any possible case of Ebola. The other is located at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston.


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