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Extend health services to include more preventative, diagnostic & specialist services.

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Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.21 February 18, 2016

Thursday September 26, 2019 | Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaicans To Have Increased Access To Diagnostic Services

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has forged a partnership with 10 private radiology and diagnostic service providers across the island to complement hospital resources.

At the launch and signing ceremony for the Enhancing Healthcare Services Delivery Project, Technical Adviser Professor Archibald McDonald said that the partnership is not a short-term response.

“We are using the spare capacity in the private sector to enhance healthcare in the public sector. The project seeks to address three areas: shorten the waiting time for surgery, shorten the waiting time for investigations ... and we’ll also be working in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government to get the social cases out of hospital beds,” McDonald said

Wednesday April 25, 2018 | Jamaica Information Service

Health Minister Encourages Other Islands to Replicate ‘Jamaica Moves’ Campaign

Jamaica Moves is part of the National Strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which covers seven main categories of diseases – cardiovascular conditions, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, sickle cell, mental health disorders and chronic renal failure.

The campaign also focuses on community-level interventions to facilitate increased physical activity among the population.

Speaking at the Healthy Caribbean Coalition’s (HCC) Caribbean NCD Forum held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Monday (April 23), Dr. Tufton said the Ministry of Health has seen positive results and increased participation among Jamaicans in healthy lifestyle activities since the launch of Jamaica Moves one year ago.