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MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

| 23/04/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): With no apparent improvement in the mismanagement of garbage collection on Grand Cayman, the deputy opposition leader has begun a petition urging government to address the major failings at the Department of Environmental Health and re-instate twice-weekly collections. Alva Suckoo, the member [...]

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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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CIG needs to consider prison mental health

CIG needs to consider prison mental health

| 10/04/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Before the government embarks on a new prison project it will need to consider the future mental health of inmates. The new prison director, Steven Barrett, said that thought will need to be given on how the prison service is going to deal with prisoners suffering from mental health condition [...]

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Health is a human right, says minister

Health is a human right, says minister

| 05/04/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said that “health is a human right and nobody should have to choose between good health and other life necessities”. In a statement to mark World Health Day, the minister said that everybody in Cayman should have access to the best healthcare av [...]

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Dump turns away debris over equipment failure

Dump turns away debris over equipment failure

| 27/03/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Trouble at the George Town landfill shows no sign of abating as the Department of Environmental Health has now announced that it has been forced to temporarily halt the intake of construction debris and vegetative waste due to equipment failure. Despite claims from officials earlier this week [...]

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CIG proposing health insurance plan for over 65s

CIG proposing health insurance plan for over 65s

| 20/03/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The government is embarking on a public consultation on the idea of a Standard Health Insurance Contract for seniors in the Cayman Islands aged 65 and older. The Health Insurance Commission (HIC) and Department of Health Regulatory Services (DHRS) have created a survey seeking opinions on ho [...]

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Dry needle therapy leads to medical emergency

Dry needle therapy leads to medical emergency

| 19/03/2018 | 47 Comments
(CNS): A Caymanian patient of the Health Services Authority offered her heartfelt thanks to the medical staff that treated her earlier this year when she experienced a life-threatening situation after a type of acupuncture, known as deep dry needling. Debbie Pennington-Ebanks has made a full recover [...]

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Planning approves mental health facility

Planning approves mental health facility

| 12/03/2018 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The government’s long-term residential mental health hospital earmarked for East End has received the go-ahead from the Central Planning Authority, and the Ministry of Health can now move forward with construction of the facility, which should be complete by the tail end of next year. Th [...]

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Public input wanted on rules for human organ transplants

Public input wanted on rules for human organ transplants

| 08/03/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Almost five years after the legislation was steered through the Legislative Assembly, the health ministry is now working on the regulations for the Human Tissue Transplant Law to enable the legislation to be put into effect. The ministry is calling for public input and comment on the rules th [...]

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Officials try to contain hand, foot and mouth outbreak

Officials try to contain hand, foot and mouth outbreak

| 26/02/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): With more than 60 reported cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, the Public Health Department said it is “working robustly” with relevant partners to monitor, mitigate and contain the outbreak. Normally a summer virus impacting children, this highly infectious disease can also [...]

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