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Gov’t pressed to reveal PAHO report on newborn deaths


(Jamaica Gleaner) Almost two months since the Government acknowledged receipt of a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) report on hospital nurseries in the wake of a cluster of newborn deaths, there are fresh concerns that the findings are yet to be published.

Technical assistance was sought from PAHO regarding infection prevention and control measures amid a bacterial outbreak that caused the deaths of 13 neonates at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital last year.

Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dr Morais Guy said, in a Gleaner interview Tuesday, that the review of the report by technical officials “ought not to take that long”.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reported on November 24, 2022, that it had received the PAHO report.

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