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Cuba Extend Jamaica Eye Care Programme

Irina Mossi Love Detective

Cuba Extend Jamaica Eye Care ProgrammeJamaicans will continue to benefit from optical care services provided by Cuban health professionals, for six more months.

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton and Cuba’s Ambassador to Jamaica, her Excellency Inés Fors Fernández, signed the documents during a ceremony at the ministry’s New Kingston offices, yesterday (Dec 20).

The programme is being facilitated under an extended technical cooperation agreement between the governments of Jamaica and Cuba.

The first bilateral agreement was signed in 2009, and in 2010 the Jamaica Cuba eye care programme was launched with the official opening of the center.

During his presentation, Dr. Tufton noted that the six-month extension provides the opportunity to ensure continuity in the provision of care, as provided for under the Jamaica Cuba eye care programme.

He pointed out that the programme is operated from three principal locations: Kingston School of Nursing, National Chest Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

 

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