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Health workers can’t get into Kintyre

By KIMMO MATTHEWS

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 11:45 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Efforts by health workers to carry out assessments to ascertain the number of sick or injured in the community of Kintyre, St Andrew, were hampered today because the makeshift bridge that runs across the Hope River was damaged during Hurricane Sandy yesterday.

"The team of health workers has not been able to access the community to see what sort of help persons who were forced to relocate to shelters during the hurricane need," said Reginald Smith, health inspector.

Smith was one of several team members from the Kingston and St Andrew Health Department who tried to access the area today.

Residents said close to 30 persons reported to the Kintyre Community Centre yesterday during the hurricane.

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