Jamaica’s public hospitals only accepting emergency cases

Petchary's Blog

Jamaica has reached its most difficult and stressful point as we do our best to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hospitals are now over capacity – there are no more COVID-19 beds. Concerns about oxygen have now come to the fore. The Ministry of Health and Wellness issued this press release earlier today. It is frightening to read that around 1,000 patients in hospital now are either COVID-positive or suspected to be positive. It has all happened so quickly.

Jamaica’s health system is stretched to the limit.

Meanwhile, over 500,000 vaccine doses have been administered as of Thursday afternoon (August 26). Of that number, 359,675 were first doses and 139,242 were second jabs. The remainder were one-shot Johnson & Johnson doses. This is encouraging, but we still have a ways to go. We received a donation of 200,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the Canadian Government this week. We also have the Pfizer…

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