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Minister dodges health cover issue

Minister dodges health cover issue

| 19/11/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The health minister said very little about the pressing issue of health insurance costs when he spoke for almost two hours on Monday during the debate on the Unity government’s $2 billion budget. Despite having some of the most intractable problems of any minister, including garbage collection failures and the increasing struggle many face […]

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Health minister getting terrible advice, says Miller

Health minister getting terrible advice, says Miller

| 15/11/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The independent MLA for North Side, Ezzard Miller, said during the budget debate Thursday that the health minister is getting terrible advice from senior officials in his ministry. The former opposition leader raised a catalogue of problems with healthcare provision in the Eastern Districts and urged the minister to get better advice and change […]

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Dengue cases soar with batch of new results

Dengue cases soar with batch of new results

| 08/11/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): An additional seven people have been infected with dengue fever, officials confirmed Friday, after a batch of new results came back from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) confirming the new cases. While two of these patients had travelled overseas to Dengue endemic locations, five acquired dengue here in the Cayman Islands. This means that […]

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Two new patients come down with dengue fever

Two new patients come down with dengue fever

| 05/11/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Another two local residents have been infected with dengue fever over the last two weeks, officials confirmed after samples were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency. In these latest cases, one of the patients had travelled to a country where transmission of dengue is year-round but the other acquired the fever in the […]

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Hospital to spend $500k on new A/C

Hospital to spend $500k on new A/C

| 29/10/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is about to begin a major multi-million dollar capital project to upgrade the George Town hospital. The first phase will start with the replacement of the air-conditioning and chiller system. Officials told CNS that the work to replace the system and upgrade the existing infrastructure to accommodate the modernisation will […]

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Suspected dengue cases under review

Suspected dengue cases under review

| 28/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Public health officials have said that more samples of suspected cases of dengue fever have been sent to the regional lab in Trinidad for testing and they are urging the public to take precautions against the Aedes aegypti mosquito bites. So far, there are six confirmed cases — three patients who were infected overseas […]

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MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

| 21/10/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit are working on mitigating the health impact of the current dengue outbreak, officials said in a press release following the confirmation that six people in Cayman have contracted the disease. With three of those infected having no travel history, the authorities are undertaking […]

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Local dengue fever cases climbing

Local dengue fever cases climbing

| 17/10/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Following last week’s announcement of a case of locally transmitted dengue fever in a patient in East End with no travel history, public health officials have confirmed that, as of Thursday, there were six cases, three in patients that had been overseas and three who contracted it here. The Public Health Department has still […]

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HSA moves towards small BT hospital

HSA moves towards small BT hospital

| 14/10/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Plans for a small satellite public hospital in Bodden Town, first announced by the minister in April, appear to be moving forward after the Health Services Authority issued a statement about a request for proposals (RFP) for architectural drawings. In a press release Friday HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the new facility is part […]

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Local dengue case reported to HSA

Local dengue case reported to HSA

| 14/10/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A local resident who has contracted dengue fever has no recent travel history, public health officials are warning as they urged people to take precautions against mosquito bites. Dengue, which is transmitted by the bite of Aedes aegypti, causing cyclical outbreaks every three years or so, is an infectious disease that can be deadly. […]

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Woman jailed over ‘dodgy’ beauty shots

Woman jailed over ‘dodgy’ beauty shots

| 30/09/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A woman who claimed she was injecting her clients with beauty vitamins to help moisturize their skin has been jailed for five months after a court found she was more than likely injecting a type of silicone into their faces. Zunilda Anaya Baldovino, an unlicensed beauty therapist, was found guilty earlier this year of negligence […]

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