Health personnel leave for Haiti
A team of medical and health personnel from the Health Ministry is expected to leave the island today for Haiti.
The health minister, Ruddy Spencer said the 20-member team comprises doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and public health inspectors.
A group of volunteer doctors from the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association, (JMDA) along with private partners will also be going to Haiti today.
JMDA president, Dr Shane Alexis said the group was moved by the devastation.
The Jamaica Teachers’ Association ( JTA) has also opened up its offices in Mandeville, Port Maria, Montego Bay and Kingston as relief collection centers.
JTA president Michael Stewart said all donations must reach the offices by January 29.
He said the JTA will also be seeking to raise money for the Haitian survivors.