Cuban Nurses to Assist Jamaicans
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 03 / 2011
South Journal: Posted on August 3, 2011 By lchirino. KINGSTON, Jamaica (SJ) As part of a bilateral health agreement between Jamaica and Cuba, 114 Cuban nurses in different specialties are expected to soon offer their assistance in primary and secondary healthcare centers in this Caribbean island nation.
A team of officials from Jamaica's Health Ministry traveled to Cuba two weeks ago to interview the nurses, who would work in Jamaica for one year, out of a two-year agreement, said Minister of Health Rudyard Spencer as cited by the Jamaica observer.
"Another team from the ministry will be travelling to Cuba before the end of August to interview physicians. This would essentially complete the process of getting replacement and new persons for the first year of the new contract," Minister Spencer said.
The Jamaican minister explained that there has been a six-month extension of the technical cooperation agreement with Cuba, which ended on July 25. The agreement now goes until December 25, 2011.