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🕔Thursday November 23, 2017

Ministry of Health Coordinating with Regions To Reduce Impact of Industrial Action by Nurses

In response to industrial action by registered nurses in hospitals across the island the Ministry of Health is working to put measures in place to ensure that healthcare coverage continues with the least possible disruption in services. The Ministry is therefore coordinating with the Regional Health Authorities to manage coverage… Read More

🕔Sunday November 12, 2017

Statement Regarding Training of Medical Professionals to Prescribe Ganja

The Ministry of Health wishes to clarify an apparent misunderstanding within the public domain as to the legal requirements for prescribing ganja for medical or therapeutic purposes.  The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015 provides, among other things, for the possession of ganja for medical or therapeutic purposes as prescribed or… Read More

🕔Thursday September 21, 2017

Health Ministry Takes Steps to Address its NHF Debt

The senior executive management of the Ministry of Health has taken note of media concerns about the viability of the National Health Fund, NHF, based on a report from the Auditor General’s Department. The Ministry takes seriously the NHF’s imperative to assistance to persons, initially, to purchase specific prescription drugs… Read More

Emergency/Disaster Tips

🕔Tuesday May 16, 2017

Safety Tips After Flood Rains

Do not go outside unnecessarily. Wear water boots or closed shoes when going outdoors. Wear gloves when clearing debris or handling of dirty water. If you get a puncture wound, a nail stick or a cut, seek medical attention immediately. Do not allow children to play in the floodwater or… Read More

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