Cuthbert-Flynn assigned several areas in Health Ministry
Newly appointed State Minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, has been assigned several areas in the ministry, including maternal health, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, reduction of drug abuse, the Blood Bank and the wellness agenda.
Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, provided details of the assignment during the weekly COVID Conversation Digital Press Conference on Thursday (September 17) at the ministry’s New Kingston office.
“State Minister Cuthbert-Flynn will be working with the team in the ministry and she will be focusing on a few specific areas, but in this ministry, we do everything when we have to,” Tufton said.
“I’m really happy to have her. She is a welcome addition to the family… and I am really happy to have her,” he added.
Cuthbert-Flynn, an Olympian, was successful in the St Andrew West Rural constituency in the recent general elections. It was her second consecutive win there.
In her response, Cuthbert-Flynn said she is honoured to be joining the team at the ministry.
On the areas she has been assigned, the state minister said: “these are all areas that are critical for the realisation of Jamaica’s sustainable development.
“I want to assure the Jamaican people that while new to public health, I am very quick, and already four days in, I have hit the ground running with several stakeholder meetings in various areas.”
She was sworn in as a state minister for the first time on Monday, September 14 at King’s House by Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, on the advice of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.