ICT, other services impacted by cyberattack - SERHA

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) says it has called in the services of the relevant Government agencies for “greater protection” after a cyberattack on its information system.

SERHA made the revelation in a release on Thursday.

“The attack has affected some information and communications technologies (ICT) and other services to the public,” the release read.

It continued: "Some of the services offered by the health department have been restored, and SERHA apologises for any inconvenience caused by this interruption and looks forward to the full restoration of its services in the region.”

SERHA's announcement follows the Opposition People's National Party on Wednesday calling on Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to address alleged data breach at the regional authority.

READ: PNP calls on Tufton to address alleged data breach at SERHA

According to Junior Opposition Spokesperson on Commerce, Science and Technology Omar Newell, several sources have indicated that patient records were breached, and the hackers are demanding a ransom.

SERHA has advised that for more information, persons can contact its regional director, Errol C Greene, using the telephone number (876) 829-4336.

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