Regional Health Authorities

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(L-R): Dr Andrei Cooke, SERHA; Michael Stewart, SRHA; Calvin G. Brown, WRHA & Leon Gordon, NERHA

The chairmen of Jamaica’s four regional health authorities yesterday stirred up an ‘ants nest’ of controversy, coming to the defense of embattled Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson, taking issue with criticisms being levelled at him and the two health-care facilities at which bacterial outbreaks in neonatal wards are being blamed for the deaths of 19 babies.

Many Jamaicans took to social media to voice their displeasure with the chairmen’s stance and some of the wording in their joint statement, which can be read here.

Find out more about the regional health authorities, including the makeup of their boards of directors, below: