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Mystery illness affecting Ministry Of Health employees

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The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) will begin an investigation into reports that several employees of the Ministry of Health's head office in downtown Kingston have been stricken by a mysterious illness on Monday.
In an interview with RJR News last week Health Minister Ruddy Spencer suggested the problem was a result of poor quality air.
However, scientific tests have not proven this.
The JCSA, which is the main trade union for the island's public sector workers, says it is extremely concerned about the matter.
President Wayne Jones says the decision has been made for the Association to carry out its probe.
"(JSCA) Vice President Robert Chung, who is a health and safety specialist, will be conducting his own investigations and review of the situation. We await his report as to any further action that is required on the part of the union … it’s an unfortunate situation."
In the interim, the Health Ministry is looking to accelerate its plan to relocate from its headquarters at the former Oceana Hotel, on the Kingston Waterfront.
However a source has disclosed that this may not happen anytime soon as another Government agency has indicated an interest in the building earmarked for the relocation.

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