Doctors Go on Strike Across Jamaica

Doctors across the island today did not show up for work and their protests have led to huge crowds at public hospitals and clinics islandwide.

doctors on strike in Jamaica

More than half of the 2,500 government employed medical doctors who are attached to the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association and the Medical Association of Jamaica called in sick today.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the strike and stated that many health facilities are attending to emergency cases only.

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) said the doctors at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), the largest in the island , called in sick.


Chairman of SERHA, Lyttleton Shirley said measures are being put in place to ensure that patient care is not compromised.

The Ministry of Health said it will initiate emergency protocols and notify the Ministry of Labour of the situation.

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