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Health Minister orders urgent KPH medical records/operating theatres review

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2013 | 2:32 PM

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has ordered an urgent review of the operations of the medical records section of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).



A review has also been ordered of the hospital’s operating theatres.



Ferguson gave the directive as he toured the facilities at Jamaica’s largest hospital yesterday.



He has ordered that a taskforce immediately examine the medical records facility with a view to maximising the use of available space in the short run.



The taskforce is also to explore ways to expand the facility in the medium term.





Ferguson says he is concerned that the limited resources are not being effectively used.



The operating theatres of the KPH are straining to cope with the number of elective surgeries in addition to emergencies arising from wounding and accidents.



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