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Health insurance firm U-turns on Shetty hospital

Health insurance firm U-turns on Shetty hospital

| 12/04/2017
(CNS Business): Following a memo sent to British Caymanian Insurance customers last month by management blocking cover for treatment at Health City Cayman Islands in East End, the firm has made an about turn, and in a joint statement with HCCI has announced it will now extend cover to all services a [...]

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Warren relieved over arrival of cannabis oil

Warren relieved over arrival of cannabis oil

| 07/04/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): After a two-year campaign to persuade the government of the benefits of amending the law so that doctors could prescribe cannabis oil, getting the legislation and regulations needed, encouraging local physicians and pharmacists to get on board and sourcing a legal way to import the medicine, [...]

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Insurance firm blocks cover at Health City

Insurance firm blocks cover at Health City

| 06/04/2017
(CNS Business): British Caymanian Insurance Company (BritCay) will not cover patients to attend Health City Cayman Island for any treatment unrelated to cardiac care. In a memo sent to people who are insured by the agent that represents Colonial Medical Insurance, the firm said it wanted to review a [...]

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Miller calls on ministry to look again at auditor’s health report

Miller calls on ministry to look again at auditor’s health report

| 03/04/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Public Accounts Committee has called on officials at the health ministry to take another look at the auditor general’s report on healthcare provision and publish a plan to address the “troubling” concerns raised by the report. On the last day of the Legislative A [...]

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Tyre shredding begins at dump

Tyre shredding begins at dump

| 21/03/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The premier said government had worked “tirelessly” to get the mountain of used tyres at the George Town dump recycled. Speaking at an event Tuesday marking the official start of a new shredding project, he said it would take the contractors almost a year to clear the massive pile of tyre [...]

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Corned beef from Brazil may be contaminated

Corned beef from Brazil may be contaminated

| 21/03/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Yesterday, the Jamaican government announced a ban on corned beef products from Brazil due to concerns that they might have been processed with contaminated meat. While the Cayman Islands has not yet followed suit, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising the public that an al [...]

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Health City completes 300 tests in time for World Sleep Day

Health City completes 300 tests in time for World Sleep Day

| 17/03/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): As part of its research into sleep disorders and understanding the health benefits of sleep, doctors at Health City Cayman Islands have now completed 300 sleep analysis studies and they will be marking World Health Day today with several events. Dr Archita Joshi-Bhatt, Consultant in Pulmonolo [...]

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HIV false negative tests are ‘isolated cases’

HIV false negative tests are ‘isolated cases’

| 17/03/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Senior management at the Health Services Authority has restated that three false negative HIV tests conducted by private labs were isolated cases and claimed that health standards remain high in Cayman at both the public and private facilities. “These are isolated cases and by no means unde [...]

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Doctors promoting medical ganja at Cayman seminar

Doctors promoting medical ganja at Cayman seminar

| 09/03/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Drs Dustin Sulak and Ethan Russo will be visiting the Cayman Islands next week to share their knowledge and experience about the benefits of medical ganja, what it can do and why it works. Following Cayman’s recent move to legalise the use of cannabis oils and tinctures when prescribed by d [...]

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Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

| 06/03/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS) Updated: The Department of Environmental Health has finished its investigation into contaminated porridge at the hospital this weekend, which the department began after a patient found bugs in their breakfast Saturday, and found that they were weevils. They were, as  suspected, confined to a [...]

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False negative HIV tests raise concerns

False negative HIV tests raise concerns

| 06/03/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority (HSA) said there have been three separate “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities in Grand Cayman and they are urging all healthcare facilities to use kits approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Government health officials said [...]

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