Tufton hails health-care workers as heroes
Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton (fifth right) celebrates with health-care workers at Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew on Sunday. He is joined by minister of state in the ministry Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn (front row, fifth left), and Chairperson for the Health Care Workers Appreciation Committee, Professor Dr Denise Eldemire-Shearer (fourth left). .

MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is hailing as heroes the nation’s over 25,000 health-care workers who continue to give dedicated service in advancing health care in Jamaica.

The minister was addressing a thanksgiving service to mark Health-care Workers Appreciation Month at Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew yesterday.

He told the health-care workers in attendance that their sacrifices have not gone unnoticed.

He noted that they continue to care for the people of Jamaica, even while dealing with personal challenges.

Dr Tufton said that all categories of workers — including doctors, nurses, porters, data entry clerks and community health aides — “have demonstrated their commitment and resilience”.

“In the process you have blazed a trail of excellence in public health, saving lives while helping to preserve families and livelihoods,” he said.

“Today, we proudly salute you, our health heroes,” he declared.

Dr Tufton implored the workers to “take time” to enjoy the various activities planned for them during the month-long celebrations.

Health-care Workers Appreciation Month recognises physicians, nurses, technicians, administrators, and other health-care professionals and support staff who provide essential services and products across the island and, through their efforts, continue to save lives.

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