United States Embassy officers visited the US government-funded discipline hospital, now situated on the Spanish City Hospital in St Catherine. The cell discipline hospital, offered by the US Southern Command in September 2020, was lately visited by Minister of Well being and Wellness Christopher Tufton. The embassy officers follow-on go to was to be taught extra in regards to the present operations of the sphere hospital and the way the US Embassy can proceed to help the Authorities of Jamaica’s COVID-19 response.
The visiting embassy workforce included US Protection Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Robert C. Ramsey Jr; Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention Caribbean Regional Workplace Director, Dr Varough Deyde, and US Company for Worldwide Growth Nation director, Jason Fraser. They met with the hospital’s chief government officer, Dwayne Francis, to debate the sphere hospital’s transfer to its new location and continued US-Jamaica partnerships within the struggle towards COVID-19.
US Embassy chargé d’affaires John McIntyre prompted the go to, remarking, “I requested our embassy workforce to satisfy with Spanish City Hospital officers, following the minister’s go to, to see the place the embassy can help the native and regional response to COVID-19, whereas persevering with to make long-term investments in Jamaica’s healthcare and emergency response infrastructure.”
The hospital has the aptitude to deal with roughly 70 affected person beds and can help well being and public-safety professionals labouring tirelessly to look after sufferers and save lives. The modular hospital is supplied to function autonomously and features a excessive effectivity particulate air and ultraviolet-light air-scrubber system, two diesel turbines, and eight air con items. Medical groups utilizing the hospital may have the flexibleness to configure it to isolate sufferers and even conduct surgical operations.
General, the US authorities has offered Jamaica with over J$588 million in international help funding to help the nation’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and efforts to stop and management infectious illnesses.