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What are medical services in Kingston like?

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When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Kingston, they replied...

"Medical services in Kingston, are a mix of public and private healthcare facilities. The public healthcare system is managed by the Ministry of Health and offers basic medical services at no cost to citizens. However, public hospitals and clinics often face challenges such as long wait times, limited resources, and understaffed facilities. On the other hand, private healthcare facilities in Kingston provide a higher standard of care, with modern equipment and well-trained medical professionals. These facilities offer a wide range of services, including specialist consultations, diagnostic tests, and surgical procedures. However, private healthcare can be expensive, and not all residents can afford it. Pharmacies are widely available throughout Kingston, and most medications can be obtained without a prescription. However, it is essential to ensure that the medication is genuine and not counterfeit. Overall, while medical services in Kingston are accessible, the quality of care can vary significantly between public and private facilities. Visitors and expatriates are advised to obtain comprehensive health insurance to cover the costs of private healthcare if needed," said another in Kingston, Jamaica.

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