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NEW GOJ HEALTH CARD TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO MEDICATION FOR JAMAICANS

NEW GOJ HEALTH CARD TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO MEDICATION FOR JAMAICANS

Over two hundred thousand persons who now access healthcare at public health facilities islandwide and receive medication through this system will see further improvements in these services with the introduction of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Health Card. This initiative is being undertaken by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with the National Health Fund (NHF).

The GOJ Health Card will allow persons with prescriptions from public health facilities ease of access to medication at no cost for items that are on the Vital, Essential and Necessary (VEN) list. The service will be available at public sector and selected private sector pharmacies islandwide.

Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer says the initiative is part of efforts to improve access to medication and the delivery of healthcare services to Jamaicans.

“We have been committed to ensuring that Jamaicans receive affordable and quality healthcare services, and we proved our commitment through the abolition of user fees at public health facilities over a year ago. Now we recognize that we need to further improve the system and the GOJ Health card is part of this effort,” the Minister said.

A public education campaign for the GOJ Health card is to be rolled out next week to provide information on the registration process and encourage the participation of Jamaicans.

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