Fogging Schedule For May 2 – 5

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme next week, in an effort to reduce the mosquito population on the island. On Tuesday, May 2, a team will head to St. Lucy to spray Greenidges, Retreat, Animal Flower Cave, Higginson Road, North Point, Hope Development, River Bay, Spring Hall and the environs. The following …

No Concerns About Vaccine Providers

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The Ministry of Health has reassured Barbadians that it fully supports vaccines being administered by private doctors, as well as through the island’s polyclinics. It gave this reassurance in response to an article in yesterday’s Daily Nation entitled: Warning about Vaccine Providers, based on an address delivered recently by a senior medical official to mark Vaccination Week in the Americas. …

Update On Communicable Diseases

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The Ministry of Health has reported that for the first three months of the year, Barbados recorded 289 cases of gastroenteritis and 333 cases of fever and respiratory illness. In its latest update on communicable diseases, the Ministry also revealed 705 suspected cases of Zika since the outbreak started in early 2016 until the week ending April 1, this year. …

QEH Receives Equipment From China

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Health Minister, John Boyce shakes hands with China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke following the donation of medical equipment to the QEH today. Also pictured are (left to right) Head of the Chinese Medical Team, Dr. Luo Shiqiao; CEO of the QEH, Dr. Dexter James and Director of Medical Service, QEH, Anthony Harris. (B.Hinds/BGIS) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is now the …

Fogging Schedule April 24 – 27

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, April 24, areas to be fogged in St. Lucy are Harrison’s Road, Crab Hill, Crab Hill Development, Archers Road, Coles Cave, Grape Hall, Avis Town, Greenidges and environs. On Tuesday, April 25, the team will be in Christ …

Vaccination Week April 22 – 29

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Parents whose children’s immunisations are not up-to-date or who may be unsure are invited to attend any of three outreach activities scheduled for  Saturday, April 22 to have the immunisation cards checked and children vaccinated. To mark Vaccination Week in the Americas 2017, the Ministry of Health will be providing immunisations to children and adults at Massy Supermarket, Warrens, St. …

Fogging Schedule April 18 – 21

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week when its fogging programme moves into several parishes. On Tuesday, April 18, areas to be fogged in St. Michael are Lodge Hill, Harbour View Road, Rock Dundo Heights, Well Gap with Avenues, Hinds Hill, Castries Road, Cave Hill, White Hill, …

Eunice Gibson Polyclinic Closing Early Tomorrow

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The public is advised that that the clinical and environmental health services at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, Warrens St. Michael, will be closing at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11. This is to allow staff to attend the funeral of a colleague. Any inconvenience caused is regretted. See also: READ MORE Fogging Schedule For May 2 – 5 anemptytextlline READ …

HIV Rapid Testing Only By Sanctioned Officials

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The Ministry of Health has advised that only healthcare providers sanctioned by the Ministry are authorised to conduct HIV rapid testing in Barbados. This declaration is in response to reports made to the Ministry about members of the public receiving inaccurate results after being tested by unauthorised providers. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John, stressed: “The Ministry of Health …