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HSA lab can now test for zika

HSA lab can now test for zika

| 22/09/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): Mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, zika and chikungunya, can now be identified much more quickly in the Cayman Islands. The Health Services Authority reports that its laboratory is now one of the three laboratories in the region that is internationally accredited with the full capabilit [...]

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Medical professionals from Cayman assist Anguilla

Medical professionals from Cayman assist Anguilla

| 13/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The group of professionals who went to Anguilla Tuesday to offer humanitarian relief included nine medical volunteers from the Health Services Authority (HSA) and three nurses from Health City Cayman Islands, who went to provide medical care and support to the island’s main medical facility [...]

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Health remains costly challenge for CIG

Health remains costly challenge for CIG

| 08/09/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The most recent financial report from the Health Services Authority has demonstrated that from health insurance cover issues to the management of the hospital’s accounts, as well as continued inefficiencies and access problems, managing healthcare in Cayman remains a major and costly ch [...]

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Mandatory cancer registry may be resurrected

Mandatory cancer registry may be resurrected

| 04/09/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The new health minister has hinted that the proposed mandatory register for cancer patients in the Cayman Islands, which was rejected after enormous public backlash, maybe resurrected. Although Dwayne Seymour gave very little away during the recent Finance Committee hearing when he was asked [...]

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CUC smart meters and emissions

CUC smart meters and emissions

| 01/09/2017
How dangerous is the radiation from CUC’s smart meters? Also, how far away should the meters be from frequently used rooms? [...]

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Miller’s proposed health review rejected

Miller’s proposed health review rejected

| 24/08/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The government rejected a proposal by the opposition leader to have a joint select committee review what he has described as the crisis in local healthcare provision in all areas. Ezzard Miller filed a private member’s motion asking for a six member panel made up of four government members [...]

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Miller: Healthcare in crisis

Miller: Healthcare in crisis

| 21/08/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader is calling on government to form a special select committee made up of members of the Legislative Assembly from both sides of the aisle to take look at the country’s healthcare system as he believes it is now in crisis. From the numerous issues relating to health i [...]

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Mental health facility design contract worth $900k

Mental health facility design contract worth $900k

| 02/08/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The contract to design the Cayman Islands’ first-ever dedicated mental health facility, won by Toronto-based architects Montgomery Sisam along with local partners  DDL Studio, is worth CI$898,285, officials have now confirmed. The overall cost to complete the project is estimated to b [...]

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HSA expands trauma care

HSA expands trauma care

| 31/07/2017
(CNS Local Life): The Health Services Authority (HSA) has hired a second trauma surgeon. With the two specialist physicians, as well as new and refitted equipment, the orthopaedic and trauma unit is able to expand the range of treatments available for lower limb injuries and fractures. The ability t [...]

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Cayman shakes free of Zika travel concerns

Cayman shakes free of Zika travel concerns

| 31/07/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): There have been no locally transmitted cases of Zika virus in the Cayman Islands this year and just one imported case in early February, officials have said. The jurisdiction has now been removed from an advisory list warning travellers of the previous threat. Cayman was placed on the US-bas [...]

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Cops seize ganja plants found in Frank Sound

Cops seize ganja plants found in Frank Sound

| 27/07/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Police seized around 80 ganja plants that were growing in about three dozen pots in an open lot in the Frank Sound Road area following a search on Tuesday morning, 25 July. After the RCIPS received a tip-off from the public about the plants just after 9:00am, officers from the Eastern Distri [...]

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