Gov’t Adds J$150m To Chik-V Response Fund

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is reporting that the government has allocated an additional J$150 million to fund Jamaica’s response to the Chikungunya virus.

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The response includes a “massive” clean-up campaign aimed at destroying and removing mosquito breeding sites.

Following a ministerial meeting on Wednesday, the Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, said J$140 million had been set aside for Jamaica’s public cleansing agency, the National Solid Waste Management Authority.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller held a technical meeting with some of the key Government agencies involved in the ongoing chik-V response.

The OPM said, during the meeting, Simpson Miller mandated those involved to be thorough and consistent in the planning, implementation and public communication of the ongoing national response.

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