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Recruit workers from overseas to complement the local workforce.

Achieved

Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.22 February 18, 2016

Friday January 5, 2018 | Jamaica Gleaner

Health Ministry Fast-Tracking Recruitment Of Critical Care Nurses From Overseas

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Ministry of Health is fast-tracking the recruitment of critical care nurses from overseas to help stem the shortage of local nurses who continue to leave the public health system in significant numbers.

Tufton says 100 nurses have been recruited from Cuba and some have already deployed into the public system.

He says discussions are underway to get a similar number from India in the first quarter by March this year.