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Health Minister: Tufton Reflects on Two-Years of Covid

 Health Minister: Tufton Reflects on Two-Years of Covid

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Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has called for greater resilience in the healthcare system as the country reached the two-year anniversary of Covid-19 being detected on the island yesterday.

Dr. Tufton says the cost to combat the virus over the past two years has been high.

On March 10, 2020, the country recorded its first case of the virus which has to date cost more than 2,800 lives and infected over 120,000 Jamaicans.

Many people and the country as a whole continue to suffer from the long-term impacts of the virus.

Dr. Tufton says Jamaica cannot ignore the gaps in the health system highlighted due to the pandemic.

He says the country must now learn from the virus in building out infrastructure and improved systems.

However, Dr. Tufton says as Covid-19 recedes into the background, the country must redouble its efforts in tackling the threat of non-communicable diseases.

Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness.

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