General Hospital in Jamaica has recast itself as a “public health hospital” after four people died after attending the emergency room.
In a statement released Friday, the hospital said the new mission would focus on the “development of quality healthcare” while also supporting its residents and providing “an inclusive and compassionate environment for our community”.
The hospital said it will remain open until further notice.
Jamaica has been rocked by a series of devastating coronavirus outbreaks since the virus began in February.
The four deaths in Jamaica this week were the latest in a wave of deaths from the virus that has left more than 100,000 people dead and forced nearly 11 million to flee their homes.
In September, the world’s largest medical centre announced it would reopen to the public following a massive lockdown that lasted two weeks.JAMAICA CITY, Jamaica – In a statement on Friday, General Hospital said it would remain open on Saturday and Sunday until further Notice, until the community is reassured that the hospital will continue to provide the best medical care.
“We remain committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our patients and staff,” the statement read.
“The hospital will also continue to be open on the following dates:Saturday, November 10: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 11: 9:30 a.g. to 2 p.o.
Sunday, November 18: 9 am to 6 p.e.JAMICA CITY (AP) A major hospital in Jamaica announced it will reopen Friday to the general public after four patients died of the coronaviruses.
The Jamaica General Hospital confirmed that the four people who died Friday were from the Jamaica City Hospital in the central Caribbean city of Kingston, where the coronivirus outbreak has been raging.
The five-day lockdown at the Kingston General Hospital, which began Thursday, was extended Friday to Monday.
It was extended again Friday night, according to Jamaica’s health ministry.