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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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Ministry plans more steps to cut out smoking

Ministry plans more steps to cut out smoking

| 31/05/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The health minister has announced plans to implement the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control by addressing tobacco advertising, promotion, packaging and sponsorship. In his message marking World No Tobacco Day, which falls each year on 31 May, Dwayne Seymour said his ministry was “f [...]

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MRCU signs new $600k deal with Oxitec

MRCU signs new $600k deal with Oxitec

| 22/05/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): Despite recent revelations that the pilot project using genetically modified male mosquitoes to reduce the Aedes aegypti population fell far short of expectations, the government has signed a new deal with biotechnology company, Oxitec, to continue releasing them. The contract is costing th [...]

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Cayman Brac well water contaminated

Cayman Brac well water contaminated

| 20/04/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a warning to residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac, after officials found high levels of faecal bacteria contamination in the well water as a result of what could be sewage seepage. Officials urged people not to use well water for dr [...]

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Governor lauds HSA facilities on first visit

Governor lauds HSA facilities on first visit

| 12/04/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The governor was singing the praises of the hospitals on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac following tours of both facilities. Anwar Choudhury told officials that the Health Services Authority (HSA) is comparable to some of the best hospitals in the UK, stating that the hospitals had “blown [...]

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