Health Ministry Monitoring Bed Bugs Issue

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is closely monitoring reported sightings of bed bugs mainly in public spaces in Barbados, and is asking householders to report any sightings on their premises to the Environmental Health Department. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, told a media briefing today that while the Ministry had received reports of bed bug …

CMO: Blindness A Complication Of Diabetes

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As the prevalence of diabetes increases in the Barbadian population, so do the complications which affect the eyes. These complications include cataract, diabetic retinopathy and neovascular glaucoma. Making this disclosure today was Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, as he addressed the opening ceremony of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Regional Conference at the Grantley Adams International …

High Level Of Care In Hospital’s ENT Department

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Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, has praised the level of skill and efficiency in the ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He said this was evidenced by the decrease in the number of patients applying to use the Medical Aid Scheme to seek medical treatment overseas and a decline in the length …

Health Ministry Steps Up South Coast Surveillance

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The Ministry of Health disclosed today that it is investigating 35 suspected cases of gastroenteritis on the south coast. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George said that the majority of cases occurred over Christmas and Old Year’s. The last report was a single case on January 3. “So far, investigations suggest that the cause of the outbreak …

Government Continuing To Monitor Dump

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Following the issue of an abatement notice on December 1, which required the closure of the dump at Lower Estate, St. George, the Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor and give advice in respect of the public health threat. According to Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, there has been no further dumping at the site since the …

Preventative Measures To Mitigate Health Risks

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The Ministry of Health has assured the public that several preventative measures have been put in place to manage and mitigate any potential risk to public health which may result from the sewage overflows on the south coast. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, in a statement today, said that “at this point and time, based on updates and …

CMO: Adolescent Health Is Vital

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Barbados may not have an Adolescent Health Strategy but this country’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George, said a number of strategies have been put in place to ensure the health of the nation’s youth. He made this observation while addressing a workshop entitled: The Development of an Adolescent Health Strategy in Barbados using the AA-HA …