Health

AstraZenica Arrving This Week
AstraZenica Arrving This Week

March 05, 2021

In a statement, the OPM said this first batch consists of a donation from the government of India of 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is also known as the Covishield vaccine.

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OB/GYN Shines Spotlight on Endometriosis During Awareness Month
OB/GYN Shines Spotlight on Endometriosis During Awareness Month

March 02, 2021

It is a debilitating reproductive health concern for women. Still, very few persons are talking about it.

“Endometriosis affects persons from all walks of life. There is no discrimination,” said obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr Shamanique Bodie-Williams.

“There is a stigma associated with chronic pain symptoms. You are not going to usually walk around and express how painful your menstrual cycles are. Many ladies are not even aware they may have an abnormality with their period. They may think this is just a normal part of being a female. One study shows it takes an average of about 12 years to make this diagnosis.”

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Wells: Vaccine will be in the country by end of the week
Wells: Vaccine will be in the country by end of the week

February 23, 2021

MINISTER of Health Renward Wells says the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be in the country by the end of this week.

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'DON'T BE AFRAID': PM urges public to accept vaccination as first rollout nears
'DON'T BE AFRAID': PM urges public to accept vaccination as first rollout nears

February 22, 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made a strong appeal for all citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, insisting the country’s economic rebound hinged on widespread administration of the jab.

In a nationally televised address, Dr Minnis said when a large percentage of Bahamians are vaccinated, more of the country will be able to open up, adding this would spark more jobs among other economic positives.

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Can an employer force employees to be vaccinated
Can an employer force employees to be vaccinated

February 16, 2021

The government of The Bahamas has announced that it could receive 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine starting the second half of February and into the end of the second quarter of 2021. The prospects of COVID-19 vaccines in country is indeed welcomed news for some and perhaps signals some return to normalcy, especially to ...
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FEBRUARY 2021: Celebrating National Condom Week
FEBRUARY 2021: Celebrating National Condom Week

February 12, 2021

From February 14-21 we celebrate National Condom Week; the perfect reason to talk to those around you about the importance of using condoms to prevent both STIs and unplanned pregnancies. Because only internal or external condoms protect from both. When used correctly, condoms are 98% effective.

Available everywhere from bathroom vending machines to drug stores, from health centers to the internet, and next to the register at the convenience store down the street, condoms are a bright spot of accessibility in the world of birth control. And, in addition to being easy to find, on average they cost only $1 to $2 per condom. Many health centers even provide them for free!

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Statement On Astrazeneca Vaccine
Statement On Astrazeneca Vaccine

February 10, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for use worldwide by all adults, including in people over the age of 65.

The National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee will continue to follow the guidelines set out by the WHO. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered to eligible Bahamians and residents over the age of 18 who choose to take it.
Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, Chairman of the consultative committee, stated: “as we indicated last week at the press conference, we will continue to be guided by the science.”

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PHA says sorry for maternity problems
PHA says sorry for maternity problems

February 10, 2021

HEALTH Minister Renward Wells said building work in the maternity ward at Princess Margaret Hospital has now been completed after a social media post went viral this weekend, showing unsanitary conditions.

Photos showing missing ceiling tiles and mold on the hospital’s ceiling were widely circulated on social media, sparking public outrage.

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Ways parents can promote heart health in children
Ways parents can promote heart health in children

February 09, 2021

February 14th is Valentine’s Day. When it comes to matters of the heart, one of the best ways to show love to your little ones is seeing to the health of their hearts.

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Grand Bahama Nurse Faces Emotional, Medical Threat, Praises Local Doctor, Cleveland Clinic Florida They Saved my Life
Grand Bahama Nurse Faces Emotional, Medical Threat, Praises Local Doctor, Cleveland Clinic Florida “They Saved my Life’

February 05, 2021

There are moments when Daphne Roxbury does not know how she got through it. Two weeks before Hurricane Dorian ravaged Grand Bahama and Abaco, the Registered Nurse who had helped so many others through pain and suffering learned the suspicious area that turned up on an MRI was what she most feared, breast cancer.

She had survived a major surgery for pre-ovarian cancer, diabetes, asthma, a resuscitation from Code 999, sleep apnea, the death of a brother she loved in a plane crash, and now she was diagnosed with cancer.
It was mid-August 2019.

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Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery
Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

February 03, 2021

The Government of The Bahamas has received formal notification from COVAX of the estimated COVID-19 vaccine dose allocation for the first phase of delivery to The Bahamas.

COVAX, a coalition led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi (Vaccine Alliance), informed Bahamian health authorities that The Bahamas could receive 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, starting the second half of February through the second quarter of 2021.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE FLEMING STREET CLINIC
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE FLEMING STREET CLINIC

February 02, 2021

The Ministry of Health advises the public that due to circumstances beyond its control, the Fleming Street Clinic is closed until further notice, and further communication will be conveyed regarding the date the clinic will re-open.

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Joint Donation Provides Some $90K in Equipment to Rand Memorial Hospital

February 01, 2021

Officials at the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) accepted a donation of hospital equipment valued at some ninety thousand dollars ($90,000) in a presentation ceremony...

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Joint Donation Provides Some $90K in Equipment to Rand Memorial Hospital

February 01, 2021

Officials at the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) accepted a donation of hospital equipment valued at some ninety thousand dollars ($90,000) in a presentation ceremony...

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Cleveland Clinic and Doctors Hospital Health System Establish Strategic Relationship to Expand and Improve Healthcare Services in The Bahamas
Cleveland Clinic and Doctors Hospital Health System Establish Strategic Relationship to Expand and Improve Healthcare Services in The Bahamas

February 01, 2021

Cleveland Clinic and Doctors Hospital Health System have formed a strategic advisory council with the goal of expanding and improving the delivery of healthcare services in the Bahamas...

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COVID-19 death toll rises to 176
COVID-19 death toll rises to 176

January 31, 2021

THE country's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 176 after a 94-year-old woman died from the disease in late January...

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Nurses still not paid money owed by government
Nurses still not paid money owed by government

January 29, 2021

BAHAMAS Nurses Union President Amancha Williams is disappointed her members have still not been paid money owed to them by the government.

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Vaccine rollout will be major challenge
Vaccine rollout will be major challenge

January 28, 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine will be "one of the greatest logistical challenges" the country has ever faced...

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'Time to move on from PCR test'
'Time to move on from PCR test'

January 28, 2021

FORMER Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has suggested the government move away from RT-PCR tests as the gold standard to determine COVID-19 infection and instead embrace "newer technology" that he says is cheaper to operate.

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Vaccination rollout ties to relaxing restrictions
Vaccination rollout ties to relaxing restrictions

January 27, 2021

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has defended the government's decision to seek an extension of the COVID-19 emergency orders until May 23, saying the move was done "out of an abundance of caution" in response to new coronavirus variants now spreading worldwide.

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