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Dr Shetty among world class surgeons in BBC doc

Dr Shetty among world class surgeons in BBC doc

| 11/12/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The founder of Health City Cayman Islands, Dr Devi Shetty, is one of the world class surgeons featured in a documentary made by the BBC and released on Netflix this week. The world renowned heart surgeon and philanthropist is one of just four pioneering doctors who are specialists in their fields appearing in The […]

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Health City opens antibody tests to all

Health City opens antibody tests to all

| 29/06/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Anyone who wants to know if they have had COVID-19 can now take an antibody test at Health City Cayman Islands, as the East End hospital has received some 5,000 approved kits for the blood tests that can tell people if they have had the disease. HCCI’s clinical director, Dr Binoy Chattuparambil, explained that […]

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Health City switches focus to local care

Health City switches focus to local care

| 04/05/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The original business model for Health City Cayman Islands was as a third pillar for the local economy catering to medical tourism. But since the East End facility opened in early 2014, it has gradually treated more and more local patients as well as regional ones. However, as the hospital, established by the world […]

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1,000s of PPE kits and test swabs arrive

1,000s of PPE kits and test swabs arrive

| 01/05/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A shipment of 30,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, vital for front-line healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients, and 52,000 swabs necessary to testing for the virus arrived in Cayman Thursday. With both in short supply, the PPE kits made their way here with the help of Health City Cayman Islands, while the Dart facilitated […]

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Health City to do drive-thru COVID-19 tests

Health City to do drive-thru COVID-19 tests

| 29/04/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Health City Cayman Islands, which is already part of the response team to take patients who become seriously ill with COVID-19 if the country experienced a surge in cases, will also play a key role in the ramped up testing programme. Speaking to CNS via Zoom, officials explained that the hospital will soon be […]

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Doctors save lives from ‘sinister’ virus

Doctors save lives from ‘sinister’ virus

| 24/04/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): A panel of doctors from the public and private sectors outlined the challenges presented by COVID-19 during a presentation and Q&A with the media on Thursday. Addressing a range of issues regarding what HSA Medical Director Dr Delroy Jefferson called the “sinister and mischievous” nature of the virus, including evolving treatments, the panel made […]

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COVID-19 testing to step up

COVID-19 testing to step up

| 14/04/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): By the end of this week health officials will be ramping up the testing for many more people across Cayman as part of government’s strategy to manage its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social isolation and mass testing are the most important elements in curtailing community spread, reducing the loss of life and […]

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Gov sets COVID testing target at 500-600 per day

Gov sets COVID testing target at 500-600 per day

| 08/04/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): With the arrival of 165,000 test kits from South Korea on Wednesday and another 35,000 en route, Governor Martyn Roper said the Cayman Islands would now be able to step up testing to between 500 and 600 per day. He said the increase in the target for testing would form part of the strategy […]

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HCCI opens, sets aside COVID-19 wing

HCCI opens, sets aside COVID-19 wing

| 30/03/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Health City Cayman Islands began the first phase of reopening on Friday after the facility lifted the self-imposed quarantine. This was put in place following the death of a cruise passenger there who had COVID-19, which also triggered government’s concerted action against the pandemic. HCCI has created a separate isolation wing to physically segregate […]

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No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

No sick patients waiting on COVID-19 tests

| 28/03/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Cayman has received a new batch of reagents, bringing local stocks of COVID-19 test kits to around 540, but this is not enough to increase the level of testing, according to local health officials. The question of how widespread the virus is in this community therefore remains unanswered, though at this stage there are […]

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48 COVID-19 samples negative

48 COVID-19 samples negative

| 26/03/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Local officials are becoming increasingly hopeful that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, may still be contained here after another 48 samples taken from staff and patients at Health City Cayman Islands and the Health Services Authority all came back negative on Thursday. Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee said these tests were all done at […]

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