JM | May 5, 2022

Healthcare workers to be recognised in July for valiant COVID fight

Juanique Tennant

Juanique Tennant / Our Today

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton. (Photo: Twitter @MOHWgovJM)

Following their stellar service in the coronavirus fight over the last two years, the Government of Jamaica has taken the decision to recognise healthcare workers for their tireless efforts during the month of July.

The disclosure was made by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton during his contribution to the 2022-2023 Sectoral Debate on Tuesday (May 3).

“Cabinet has signed off on a submission to recognise our healthcare workers for their sterling contribution to the COVID-19 response. This recognition will take several forms,” stated Tufton.

He added: “I am pleased to announce that the month of July will be recognised as Healthcare Workers Appreciation Month. The aim is to salute our healthcare workers for the sterling service in the fight against COVID-19.”

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton (left) and a team of community health aides engage in a public education exercise on COVID-19 (Photo: JIS)

The health minister noted that recognition of the country’s healthcare workers will take place through a series of events and activities at the parish, regional and national levels.

These events and activities include church services, family fun days and awards banquets.

In preparation for the month-long celebrations, Tufton disclosed that July 13 will be declared Healthcare Workers Appreciation Day.

In addition, one of the highlights of the month’s celebrations will be the unveiling of a monument in honour of healthcare workers who have died as a result of COVID-19.


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