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Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

Police chopper comes to rescue on Little Cayman

| 30/11/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS Air Operations Unit carried out two emergency medical evacuations from Little Cayman in less than 48 hours this week after two women in two separate incidents needed to be airlifted to the George Town hospital on Grand Cayman. The first was on Tuesday evening, when a woman who had b [...]

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Cayman records 7 new HIV infections in 2018

Cayman records 7 new HIV infections in 2018

| 30/11/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Health officials have confirmed that there are now 72 people living with HIV in the Cayman Islands, after seven new infections were diagnosed between January and September of this year and one person died. In his message marking the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day on Saturday, Health Minis [...]

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Romaine lettuce pulled from local stores

Romaine lettuce pulled from local stores

| 21/11/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Following an alert issued by the US Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday that outbreaks of E. coli appear to be linked to romaine lettuce, many Cayman stores and restaurants have pulled the produce from their shelves and menus. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is also urging th [...]

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Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

| 14/11/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) conducted tests on samples of waste dumped into areas of wetlands around George Town, and a laboratory in Florida found that they contain carcinogens. The NRA was caught on camera by the TV news this summer dumping the sludgy material it cleans out of sto [...]

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Police chopper airlifts ‘preemie’ to hospital

Police chopper airlifts ‘preemie’ to hospital

| 28/09/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): A premature baby born on Cayman Brac who needed immediate specialist care was airlifted to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town on Wednesday by the police helicopter. Faith Hospital staff contacted the RCIPS Air Operations Unit at 2:00 in the morning as the baby was about to be born, a [...]

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Minister hints at free healthcare for kids

Minister hints at free healthcare for kids

| 10/09/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Children in the Cayman Islands could be given free health insurance in the future, as Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said he is looking into how all local kids can get access to the care they need. In a speech in the Legislative Assembly last week about the work his ministry has been doin [...]

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Local lawyer to chair transplant council

Local lawyer to chair transplant council

| 05/09/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Following the recent implementation of the Human Tissue Transplant Law, paving the way for local organ donations and transplants, the government has now appointed the council to oversee the new area of medical practice. [...]

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Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

| 30/08/2018
Can children enter private or public schools here without vaccinations? Is there a way to be excused? [...]

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Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

Looking for therapy for swallowing difficulty

| 15/08/2018
I’m trying to find a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) on Grand Cayman who is able to administer the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Programme (MDTP). I have dysphagia as a result of radiation therapy 16 years ago to my neck to treat cancer. A side effect is damage to my swallowing mechanism. MDTP look [...]

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Organ donation now legal after law enacted

Organ donation now legal after law enacted

| 01/08/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The commencement order for the long-awaited Human Tissue Transplant Law has been signed, implementing legislation that began life almost a decade ago. The law itself was passed five years ago but it has been a long road to enacting the law and enabling organ transplant operations as well as t [...]

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RCIPS helicopter earns its keep for preemie baby

RCIPS helicopter earns its keep for preemie baby

| 15/06/2018 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The police helicopter proved its worth for the second time this week when it airlifted a mother in premature labour from Cayman Brac to George Town, where she safely delivered the baby and where the early arrival was able to receive neonatal care. Police said that the RCIPS Air Operations Uni [...]

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