Health Minister addresses concerns over dengue rapid test kits


The Health Ministry has sought to emphasize that treatment for dengue is not dependent on use of a dengue rapid test kit.

This in the wake of criticism from the Opposition following a recent article in the print media by the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association regarding the shortage of the test kits.

In a statement last evening, the Ministry noted the concerns and comments about the test kits.

It says the shortage of the kits does not affect the Ministry’s testing of samples that are sent to the national public health laboratory.