Immunisation Record Inspections To Start Monday

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In response to recent outbreaks of measles internationally, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be visiting nurseries and day care centres throughout the island to make sure that the vaccination schedule of children in these institutions is up-to-date. Starting Monday, public health teams will be inspecting immunization records to ensure that children are protected from this highly infectious disease. …

Health Ministry’s Statement On Drug Recall

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Statement from the Ministry of Health and Wellness on Valsartan 160mg and 320mg, and Indapamide 1.5mg Recall The Ministry of Health and Wellness wishes to inform Barbadians that recent analytical results from the Medicines Quality Control and Surveillance Department (formerly CARPHA laboratory) indicated that analysis of samples of Indapamide 1.5mg and Valsartan 160mg and 320mg manufactured by Ciron Drugs and Pharmaceuticals …

FDA Valsartan Recall Not Impacting Barbados

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is assuring the public that none of the drugs identified in the December 31 recall of the hypertensive drug, Valsartan, by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is approved by the Barbados Drug Service for sale in Barbados. The FDA recall is related to the discovery of an impurity believed to increase …

Requirements & Guidelines For Grease Traps

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The public is asked to note the requirements and guidelines for proper disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOGs). Grease traps, also known as grease interceptors are required to remove FOGs from the waste stream to prevent the sewer from clogging and reducing the harmful effect grease has on the bacterial and settling action of a primary sedimentation system. The …

New Opening Hours At Registration Unit

Joy Springer Ministry News

Effective February 1, the Registration Unit in the Ministry of Health and Wellness will introduce new opening hours. The Unit, located on the 3rd Floor, Frank Walcott Building, Culloden Road, St. Michael, will be opened to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1:30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. The Registration Unit comprises the …

Eunice Gibson Portrait Donated To Polyclinic

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The Eunice Gibson Polyclinic at Warrens, St. Michael, has been presented with a painting of the public health professional whose name adorns the building, compliments of local artist Don Small. The colourful painting of Eunice Gibson, created on concrete board using colours which will stand up to the weather, is mounted at the entrance of the polyclinic. This is the …

Maurice Byer Polyclinic To Close Early Friday

Joy Springer Ministry News

The public is advised that the Maurice Byer Polyclinic, Station Hill, St. Peter, will close at 1:00 p.m. this Friday, December 21, to allow staff to attend a function. Persons are urged to arrange their business accordingly. The Ministry of Health and Wellness apologizes for any inconvenience the early closure may cause. joy.springer@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Immunisation Record Inspections …

Barbados Not Affected By Valsartan Recall

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has assured the public that Barbados has not been affected by the current recall of the hypertensive drug, Valsartan. The drug has been recalled due to an impurity found in a batch of products. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, said today that a check with the Barbados Drug Service (BDS) revealed that …

Glebe Polyclinic To Close Early Tomorrow

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The public is advised that the Glebe Polyclinic, The Glebe, St. George, will close at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, December 14, to allow staff to attend a function. The Ministry of Health and Wellness apologizes for any inconvenience the early closure may cause. See also: READ MORE Immunisation Record Inspections To Start… anemptytextlline READ MORE Health Ministry’s Statement On Drug …

Fogging Schedule For Nov. 26 – 29

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue to concentrate its efforts in Christ Church next week, while including St. John in its fogging exercise, as it seeks to eradicate the mosquito population. On Monday, November 26, the team will fog the St. John districts of Sargeant Street, Codrington College, College Land, and the environs. …