Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dr Shane Alexis leads JA doctors on Haiti mission

Info from Go-Jamaica | Gleaner Website

A group of volunteer doctors from the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association, (JMDA) led by their President Dr Shane Alexis along with private partners left for Haiti on Thursday, 14 January.

Dr Alexis said the group was moved by the devastation in the country.

Jamaica's health minister, Ruddy Spencer said the 20-member team comprises doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and public health inspectors.

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association ( JTA) has also opened up its offices in Mandeville, Port Maria, Montego Bay and Kingston as relief collection centers.

JTA president Michael Stewart said all donations must reach the offices by January 29.

He said the JTA will also be seeking to raise money for the Haitian survivors.

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