Children 12 years and younger to access free care at UHWI

THE health ministry announced Sunday night that, effective immediately, parents of children 12 years and younger can access free medical care at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

“This arrangement is in response to the increase in viral illnesses and resulting overcrowding at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, which is usually seen this time of year,” the ministry said in a release.

“Children and the elderly are among the most vulnerable groups, especially at this time, as the flu and gastroenteritis season intensifies. Jamaicans are reminded to only take paracetamol and to visit the nearest health centre if symptoms do not improve,” the release said.

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