PR – The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Religious Affairs extends condolences to the family of Mr. Rupert Lawrence John, who passed away on February 15, 2023.
Mr. John was registered as a Pharmacist in 1960, and worked for many years as a district Pharmacist in St. John, St. Mark, and St. Patrick.
He was officially the first tutor of the Pharmacy Programme in 1978, conducted under the Ministry of Health, after the apprenticeship period. He was also the Steward Pharmacist of the General Hospital in the early 1980’s, after which he was promoted to the position of Chief Pharmacist in 1984, where he worked diligently, dedicating his time and service to the development of pharmacy and Pharmacists, until his retirement in 1997.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Religious Affairs is saddened by the passing of Mr. John, who directly contributed to enhancing this Ministry through the development of pharmacy and pharmacists here. Our prayers are that his family and friends are comforted during their time of bereavement.