Clarendon Health authorities seeking public’s help in locating taxi operator who allegedly transported Monkeypox patient

The Health Authorities in Clarendon are appealing to the public to help them locate the taxi operator who transported Jamaica’s first Monkeypox patient from the May Pen Hospital to a home in the parish, last week.

According to the Medical Officer of Health, for the parish, Dr. Kimberley Scarlett Campbell, the patient who continues to receive treatment for the contagious virus, is not cooperating with them to identify the taxi driver.

Addressing the Clarendon Municipal Corporation Monthly meeting, yesterday (July 14), the senior health official said measures have been put in place to secure the patient from leaving the hospital again, without permission.

Dr. Scarlett Campbell also gave a stern warning to the hospital administrators, to ensure that no other patient who poses a threat to public health, is allowed to enter the public space, when they should be quarantined.


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