JHTA Sensitizes Hotel Workers on Infectious Diseases


Kingston, Oct. 18, 2014: The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) has taken measures to sensitize industry workers about infectious diseases.

The Association, facilitated by the Ministry of Health, has begun a series of workshops to educate hoteliers and their staff on how to carry out preventative measures as well as how to treat with any potential suspected cases of infectious diseases including Ebola.

The first workshop was held in Negril on October 16, 2014, and others have been scheduled for Montego Bay, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio and the South Coast in the ensuing weeks.

JHTA President, Nicola Madden Greig, noting the ban issued on travellers to Jamaica from Liberia, Sirrea Leone and Guinea, by the Ministry of Health said that "the preservation of the health, safety and welfare of Jamaicans is of paramount importance. Collectively, we must all ensure that Ebola does not occur in Jamaica."

Mrs. Madden Greig said that working with the Ministries of Health and Ministry of Tourism & Entertainment, the JHTA started weeks ago the dissemination of accurate information and sensitization about Ebola across the, island. She said the JHTA will continue to provide information and support to its members.