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How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

| 12/04/2019

Health City is going to build a cancer centre. Is it going to have a specially designed independent sewage treatment plant that includes disinfection and residue removal zones? Where will final effluent be disposed? Wastewater from hospitals can contain traces of anything from viruses and multi-resistant bacteria to medical contrast agents and chemicals for cancer […]

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Minister amuses LA with homophobic ‘joke’

Minister amuses LA with homophobic ‘joke’

| 11/04/2019 | 189 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly all seemed highly amused by the health minister’s description of this month as “Gaypril”, as he answered questions Wednesday from Chris Saunders (BTW) on issues impacting the health ministry. As Dwayne Seymour struggled to supply answers about problems with staff and management, from the suspended security team and the […]

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CIG mulls second new police chopper

CIG mulls second new police chopper

| 08/04/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The old RCIPS helicopter was very badly damaged in the recent crash on the Owen Roberts Airport apron and government may need to buy a second new machine, depending on the findings of the insurance company. While the brand new helicopter is already on duty and was involved in its first medevac emergency this […]

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Demo uses royal visit to raise social concerns

Demo uses royal visit to raise social concerns

| 28/03/2019 | 99 Comments

(CNS): A small silent demonstration was held at the airport on Wednesday evening as around a dozen concerned citizens used the opportunity of the royal visit and the arrival of the British press to attract attention to the struggles that many Caymanians are going through, despite all of the news of economic growth. The activists […]

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Salmonella alert for popular flour brand

Salmonella alert for popular flour brand

| 20/03/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert after the company which makes Pillsbury baking products recalled its Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb flour bags with ‘best by’ dates of 19 and 20 April 2020 because the product could be contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria. Local officials from the Department of Environmental […]

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MRCU using CUC meters to map inspections

MRCU using CUC meters to map inspections

| 25/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A team of disease prevention officers (DPOs) from the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has begun residential inspections to collect data on where the dangerous Aedes aegypti mosquito is breeding. Officials said that the DPOs are inspecting the grounds of homes for containers, whether human-made, such as buckets, tyres and cisterns, or natural, like […]

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Cayman remains dengue free despite regional outbreak

Cayman remains dengue free despite regional outbreak

| 15/02/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Pubic officials have investigated 19 patients in the Cayman Islands over the last month to ensure they were not suffering from dengue, as a result of a regional outbreak of the fever which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoe. The Public Health Department said that it it has received test results for 13 cases, all of […]

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Unhappy with hospital’s food

Unhappy with hospital’s food

| 17/01/2019 | 0 Comments

While I realise a hospital’s first priority is to treat patients, and I give high marks to the quality of care at George Town Hospital, I nevertheless feel compelled to complain about what passes as food there. Getting a good meal can go a long way to lifting a patient’s spirits, something that the folks […]

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Public health issues warning over regional dengue

Public health issues warning over regional dengue

| 09/01/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Local health officials are urging Cayman Islands residents to be aware of an increase in reported cases of dengue in the Caribbean region. While there have been no reported cases for some time in Cayman, the frequency with which people travel to and from this jurisdiction always puts residents at risk during any outbreaks […]

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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 been diving had […]

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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 Minister Dwayne Seymour reminded the public […]

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