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Wisynco breathes new life into patient care

Gleaner on April 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

It was a simple engineering twist on a breathing apparatus to enhance the delivery and precision of medication dosage. In the end, the collaboration between two teams from drink manufacturer Wisynco and medical staff at the Kingston Public Hospital…

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Robbers disarmed, shot in botched abduction, robbery

Gleaner on April 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

TWO MEN are nursing several gunshot wounds under police guard at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) after they were disarmed and shot during a bizarre tussle with a man they abducted Saturday afternoon. Information reaching our newsroom is that the…

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COVID backlogs testing patience

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As the Ministry of Health and Wellness moves to ramp up its turnaround of COVID-19 test results, Gleaner investigations of three cases indicate that bureaucratic backlogs and a communication blackout may be compromising the country’s grasp of the…

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‘Madness’ - Hospitals, doctors trade blame as delivering mother dies amid COVID chaos

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A major squabble has erupted between two Kingston hospitals over whether the death of a 23-year-old delivering mother was caused by a panicked breakdown in COVID-19 patient protocols by a medical team at the Andrews Memorial Hospital. While the…

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Benjamins targets mass market after crowds trigger retail closure

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Amid a massive increase in customers attempting to purchase rubbing alcohol since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Jamaica, P.A. Benjamin Manufacturing Company has closed its retail office temporarily to focus on supplying its major…

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El Greco residents fume over quarantine takeover

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) has been accused of flaunting its authority by setting up a COVID-19 quarantine facility in a complex where some 70 families reside, but a senior regional official has pushed back at the criticism. The…

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‘Better I stay here than in America’ - Awaiting direct flight home, Canadian hunkers down in Negril

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WESTERN BUREAU: Michael Paquin of Montreal, Canada, is among several tourists from the United States who have been left stranded in Jamaica after their flights were cancelled following the closure of its borders to incoming passengers because of…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo- Emily Shields

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“This coronavirus crisis is saying to me that it is time for us to come together. It is a time for us to be selfless. It’s a time for us to be a kind and gentler society. It’s a time for us to recognise that the survival of each person is greatly…

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‘I’m starving!’ - Food options dwindling as ship workers ponder legal action

Gleaner on April 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Food options for the Jamaican ship workers stuck on the Marella Discovery 2 in England are dwindling, and the pain of the uncertainty of their return home is worsening. “I’m starving!” one of the ship workers among the 43 Jamaicans on board told…

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COVID prescreening for out-of-country patients

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The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) will continue to accept critically ill patients from the Caribbean, but COVID-19 status will now become a prerequisite to action in the wake of exposure of senior medical and nursing personnel to…

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