Hurricane Beryl caused $1 billion in losses to hospitals in Jamaica | Saint Elizabeth | latest | WORLD


The Minister of Health and Welfare of Christopher Tufton, reported that the powerful caused around $1 billion in losses due to the destruction caused in the country’s 24 hospitals.

Among the damages suffered in the health centers of the Caribbean territory were in roofs, doors, fences and electrical systems, mostly in the district of Saint Elizabethin the southwest of the country.

Photograph of a house damaged by Hurricane Beryl on Thursday in Kingston, Jamaica. EFE/Rudolph Brown

Photograph of a house damaged by Hurricane Beryl on Thursday in Kingston, Jamaica. EFE/Rudolph Brown

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Of the 24 health centers in the country, 14 are operating at 100%, while the remaining ten expect to resume their services next Monday, he said. Tufton.

All in all, health professionals have responded. I want to commend all of you, and let Jamaicans know that if they have any medical situation, they can go to their local hospital for care.“, he stressed.

Tufton mentioned that all medical facilities in Saint Elizabeth They are only operating under emergency conditions and working under Electric generators and water cisterns.

Likewise, health centers in Trelawny and Saint Thomas suffered considerable damage to their structures, the health minister added.

He also said that 50% of some medical services that were suspended prior to the arrival of the hurricanesuch as surgeries or other types of interventions, have been resumed.

Berylwhich left 11 deaths in its wake Caribbean Islands After emerging a week ago and reaching Category 5 status, it made landfall as a Category 2 this Friday in the boundaries between Solidaridad and Tulum, in Mexico.

Of the three cyclones that have occurred this Atlantic season, Beryl It is the third to impact Mexicowhere he entered last Sunday Storm Chris and Storm Alberto, On June 20, it left six dead in New Liona state on the northern border of Mexico.

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