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Debate on health issues


Debate  on health issues

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HEALTH ISSUES are expected to take the spotlight when the House of Assembly resumes sittings today at 10 a.m. after a short break.

In addition, the plight of scores of former Government employees who were laid off within the past year under the austerity programme is likely to attract some attention during debate on an amendment to the Severance Payments Act.

The change to the 1969 Health Services Act would enable the minister of health to make regulations with respect to facilities for the treatment of people with an addiction to, or a dependency on, drugs or other substances.

As it now stands, the regulations only provide for the licensing, management, operation, control and inspection of private hospitals; nursing homes, senior citizens homes; and maternity homes. (AB)

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