Prescriptions & Refills To Be Honoured Until June 30

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Effective Monday, April 23, drugs affected by changes to the Barbados Drug Formulary, will continue to be available to patients under the Barbados Drug Service’s Benefit Scheme until June 30. Both new prescriptions and valid refills will be honoured during this period. The announcement came today at the conclusion of a meeting between the Ministry of Health, the Barbados Drug …

Clinics Suspended Tomorrow

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The public is advised that regularly scheduled clinic services at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic, Station Hill, St. Peter and the St. Joseph Outpatient Clinic will be suspended tomorrow, Friday, April 20, to facilitate the hosting of a health fair at the polyclinic. Additionally, there will be no Extended Hours Service. According to the Ministry of Health, arrangements are in place …

Training Workshop For Coconut Vendors

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Efforts are underway to develop the coconut industry in Barbados and to this end, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, will be hosting training sessions targeting coconut vendors. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, April 18, and Monday, April 23, …

Fogging Schedule April 16 – 20

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week in the parishes of Christ Church and St. Michael. On Monday, April 16, a team will be in Christ Church fogging Highway 7, Worthing Main Road, Rockley, Hastings Main Road and environs. The exercise continues in Christ …

Eunice Gibson Polyclinic To Close Early Monday

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The public is advised that the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, at Warrens, St. Michael, will close at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, to allow staff to attend the funeral service for a former colleague. The Ministry of Health apologises for any inconvenience this closure may cause. See also: READ MORE Prescriptions & Refills To Be Honoured U… anemptytextlline READ MORE …

St. Lawrence Primary To Reopen April 17

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The St. Lawrence Primary School in Christ Church will re-open next week at the start of the new school term. Word of this has come from Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, who said the school, which was temporarily closed on February 26, 2018, due to environmental problems relating to the South Coast Sewerage System, would open its doors to students …

Fogging Schedule From April 9 – 13

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The Ministry of Health will continue its efforts to rid the island of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases when a number of Christ Church and St. Peter districts will be fogged. On Monday, April 9, the team will be in Christ Church and will fog: Dayrells Road, Rockley Terrace, Rockley, Blue Waters, Garden, Peronne Gap, Golf Club Road and …

Animal Care & Control Week April 9 – 14

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The Animal Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will mount a public outreach programme next week, under the theme Securing Your Pet, Preventing Injury, as it observes Animal Care and Control Week 2018. The Unit will set up information booths at a number of business places as well as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), providing opportunities for dog owners …

A Call To Explore Dental Tourism Market

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Dental practitioners in the Caribbean have been encouraged to fully explore the dental tourism market as they seek to grow their practices. Speaking on behalf of Health Minister, John Boyce, at the opening of the annual Caribbean Dental Programme’s (CDP) Convention on Tuesday, Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arthur Phillips, noted that the Ministry of Health was in receipt …

FAQs – Changes To National Drug Formulary

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With the changes to the Formulary, will I still be able to get my medication as I did before? As in previous years, with the changes you may not receive the same brand which you were getting before but you will receive an equivalent. However, some medications have been deleted from the Formulary; therefore your doctor and you would have …