FEVER-SCANNING Machine handed over to the Agency
Deputy CEO, Cecil Bailey (left) shakes hand with Dr. the Hon. Vincent HoSang during a ceremony to hand over a fever-scanning machine to PICA whilst officials from NMIA Airports Limited, the Ministries of Health and National Security as well as members of the Vincent HoSang Family Foundation look on. The event was held on Tuesday, October 20 at the Norman Manley International Airport where the machine will be in operation. This brings to three (3), the number of fever-scanning machines that have been donated to the Agency. Last year PICA received donations for the purchase of fever-scanning machines from Sagicor Jamaica and Supreme Ventures amidst concerns of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. It is expected that the machines will aid in the detection of elevated body temperatures of arriving passengers. This will signal to the health authorities that there may be possible health issues with the passenger(s) in question. The three machines, though owned by PICA will be operated by health officials at the ports.