Ministry of Health statement on Zika

23 January 2016

IN LIGHT OF RECENT PRESS REPORTS about the risk to pregnant women by the Zika virus, the Ministry of Health in Barbados wishes to highlight the following. Pregnant women and women of childbearing age should avoid exposure to mosquito bites by wearing clothing with... Read More


Waste lakes still a worry

04 January 2016

WITH THE beginning of the school term for students a day away, one resident of Robinson Close has fears for the health of children attending St Stephen’s Primary School, as the stench from Roger’s Quarry continues to fill the air. And while Janice Ward is pleased... Read More


Diabetic man falls in manhole

02 January 2016

THE FIRST DAY of 2016 almost became the last day for Kyle Bishop who fell into a manhole near the Carlisle Carpark. Bishop, who went to watch the fireworks and ring in the New Year with friends, said he was walking and then he started falling. “I just walk and... Read More


Boyce thanks QEH donors

26 December 2015

THE QUEEN Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) continues to be bolstered by the generosity and goodwill of Barbadians. Minister of Health John Boyce told the media after a tour yesterday he was heartened by the fact Bajans still held the hospital in their hearts every year.... Read More


All polyclinics closed from 1 p.m. Christmas Eve

23 December 2015

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has advised that all polyclinics will close at 1 p.m. tomorrow. As a result, there will be no Extended Hours service at the Maurice Byer or Randal Phillips Polyclinics, and the Fast Track service at the Winston Scott Polyclinic will cease... Read More


H1N1 advisory from Health Ministry

22 December 2015

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has noted concerns about H1N1 and wishes to advise members of the public that all necessary public health measures are being taken at this time. This includes weekly surveillance for cases of influenza, including laboratory testing. In addition,... Read More


8 years of pain

21 December 2015

Comedian Trevor “Dynamite” Eastmond has accused the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) of acute tardiness in dealing with his health struggles. He said his problems had been made worse by “victimisation” by the Democratic Labour Party administration. Such has been... Read More


Country soon to reach HIV target

11 December 2015

SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER in the Ministry of Health, Anton Best, has disclosed that Barbados is close to achieving its targets for the HIV/AIDS treatment by 2020 given by the World Health Organisation (WHO). He made the point while speaking at the Centres for Disease... Read More


More seeking help with cancer drugs

10 December 2015

RISING MEDICATION COSTS have led to the rise in the number of people who seek help from the Barbados Cancer Society (BCS). President Dr Dorothy Cooke-Johnson said that more people coping with cancer and the parents of children who were living with some form of the... Read More


Docs hot over BRA request

06 December 2015

NO CAN DO! That’s the position doctors have taken on the matter of obtaining tax clearance certificates from the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA). And it’s a decision that could lead to a full showdown between the country’s medics and Government’s controversial tax... Read More


New HIV target ‘a tough one’

02 December 2015

SUCCESS OF a World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation that people diagnosed with HIV be put on antiretroviral therapy immediately will be determined by costs and human resources. This is the position of Senior Medical Officer Dr Anton Best who said starting... Read More


Men hard hit by mental disorders

27 November 2015

IT’S A SET of “troubling” facts of life in Barbados. Three times more Bajan men than women suffer from and receive care for mental disorders at Barbados’ Psychiatric Hospital. Just as troublesome, 78 per cent of the hospital’s patients had to be re-admitted to... Read More


Chinese medical ship coming to Barbados

26 November 2015

ALMOST 100 BARBADIANS are expected to benefit from the arrival of the Chinese hospital ship Ark Peace, which is scheduled to arrive in the island tomorrow. This is according to Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, David... Read More


Bajan doctor gets scholarship

26 November 2015

BARBADIAN DR BARRY WARD is one step closer to becoming a master in public health care. Today at the Errol Waldrond Building, Jemmotts Lane, St Michael, he was awarded $5 000 as recipient of the Arnott Cato Foundation/City of Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union Ltd... Read More


Fogging Schedule November 23 to 27

22 November 2015

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 Monday: Areas to be fogged in St James are 1st and 2nd Street Holetown, Sunset Crest,... Read More


Open to serve

21 November 2015

IT’S BEEN almost three decades in the making, but yesterday the people of St John, and St Joseph, St Philip and St George, too, finally got their polyclinic. But now it’s much more than a primary health care facility. The multipurpose centre, known as the David... Read More


Ward C4 sealed

16 November 2015

ADMISSIONS TO WARD C4 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) were stopped over the last five days after a patient developed suspicious flu-like symptoms. But communications specialist with the QEH, Julie Carrington, has refuted claims that the ward had been shut down... Read More


Men putting sex before health

08 November 2015

Too many men are choosing sex over their health. This was one of the points raised recently when the Randall Phillips Polyclinic Men’s Health Group held their discussion on Prostate Cancer – A Survivor’s Perspective, in Oistins, Christ Church. Community health... Read More


Fogging Schedule November 2 to 6

01 November 2015

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito this week when its fogging programme moves into several parishes. On Monday: Areas to be fogged in St Lucy and St Peter will be Crab Hill, Stroud Bay,... Read More


Halloween treats with dental health message

31 October 2015

Eat your sweet treats, but make sure you brush properly! That’s the message from Caribbean Smile Makers dental office, who ushered in the Halloween festivities a day early, giving out chocolates to children and even adults outside its Belleville, St Michael location... Read More


More posts for interns

28 October 2015

MEDICAL STUDENTS at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus can expect some ease in landing internships. The recently retired Dean of the Faculty of Medical Science at the Cave Hill Campus, Professor Joseph Michael Branday told MIDWEEK NATION there... Read More




Should the student be allowed to return to Springer Memorial or is there too much water under the bridge?

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