Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, is urging the public to stop the attacks on Vector Control Aides and recognize their importance in the fight against dengue, in Jamaica.
This, as one Vector Control Aide was stoned by residents, in Trench Town, yesterday, (November 27).
Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry’s New Kingston office today, (November 28), Dr. Tufton said, the vector worker was treated at hospital and later released.
Noting that, the vector control aide could have received severe injuries, the minister said, he is grateful that, this was not the case.
Dr. Tufton has also renewed the call for residents to allow the workers into their homes, to search for and destroy mosquito breeding sites.
He explains that, the aggression against the vector control aides is a reflection of the lack of seriousness in which some people are taking the dengue outbreak.
Dr. Tufton also warned that legal action may be taken against those who are caught attacking vector control aides.