83% OF PERSONS ENGAGED AS BLITZ WORKERS, HAVE BEEN PAID IN FULL – MOH

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The Health Ministry says 83 percent of persons who were engaged as blitz workers have been paid in full.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says it has taken note of the concerns of the Nurses Association of Jamaica, NAJ regarding the payment of public health nurses, who worked at the vaccination blitz sites in March and April.

In a statement yesterday (Mon), the Ministry says approximately 4,000 persons, inclusive of Public Health Nurses, were engaged as blitz workers at vaccination sites across the island on March 27, April 3 and April 9 to 13.

The engagement of these persons was on a stipend basis and to date some 83% have received their full payments.

Of the outstanding payments, 32 are being processed; 60 are without banking information and 102 have been rejected by the government financial management system due to dormant bank accounts and incorrect account information.

The Ministry says its in contact with these persons to resolve these matters.