Health

Diabetes Mellitus Fifth Leading Cause of Death in The Bahamas

November 20, 2018

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said Diabetes mellitus is a devastating and costly chronic, non-communicable disease, which is now the fifth leading cause of death in The Bahamas...

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NHI Authority extends consultation period by 10 days due to high interest in new proposal for NHI Bahamas
NHI Authority extends consultation period by 10 days due to high interest in new proposal for NHI Bahamas

November 14, 2018

In an effort to improve health outcomes for The Bahamas, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) launched a 45-day consultation period with stakeholders on October 23rd to discuss proposed changes to the program...

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Sands - We'll make fair offer to doctors
Sands - We'll make fair offer to doctors

November 14, 2018

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday the government is negotiating in good faith to present a reasonable and fair offer to public health physicians who have threatened industrial action...

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Statement from Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board
Statement from Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board

November 13, 2018

On October 23rd, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) announced the new proposed NHI program with expanded primary care services and a new high cost care program...

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Health Minister Explains Government's Concerns Over the Number of UWI Medical Students Receiving Government Scholarships

November 13, 2018

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said there has been tremendous discussion about the government’s decision to raise questions of the 65 first-year medical students presenting themselves for matriculation on the University of the West Indies...

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Chemical Spill in the Rand Memorial Hospital Laboratory Under Control
Chemical Spill in the Rand Memorial Hospital Laboratory Under Control

November 09, 2018

Laboratory and Radiology services temporarily suspended today at the Michaela Virgill Storr Pavilion of the Rand Memorial Hospital following a minor chemical spill in the Laboratory this morning...

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NHI Authority holds successful community and stakeholder meetings in Grand Bahama
NHI Authority holds successful community and stakeholder meetings in Grand Bahama

November 07, 2018

On November 5th and 6th, the NHIA visited Grand Bahama and had successful meetings with local residents in Freeport and Eight Mile Rock and representatives of the business community during which they engaged in meaningful dialogue...

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National Health Insurance Authority Town Meeting-Seagrape, Grand Bahama

November 07, 2018

National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) heads are in Grand Bahama to meet with stakeholders to discuss changes proposed to the National Health Insurance Programme...

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Action Taken Over Incident at PMH Over The Weekend
Action Taken Over Incident at PMH Over The Weekend

November 06, 2018

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) acknowledges with regret an incident which occurred on Saturday, November 3rd 2018, between employees of a cleaning service contracted to provide housekeeping services at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)...

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Cleveland Clinic First in the U.S. to Perform Prostate Surgery Using Port SP Robot

November 06, 2018

Urologic surgeons complete radical prostatectomy using new generation of robot that is designed for single-incision robotic surgery...

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Health levy hits wages Jan 2020
Health levy hits wages Jan 2020

November 06, 2018

THE proposed amendment to the National Health Insurance programme is expected to be enacted between April and July 2019, with employers making employee mandated contributions by January 2020, according to NHI Authority chairman Dr Robin Roberts...

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Sands warns doctors and insurers will have to cut charges

November 05, 2018

All doctors, healthcare facilities and insurers must cut their fees if the revised National Health Insurance (NHI) model is to succeed and be financially viable, a Cabinet minister has warned...

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NHI Authority hosting community meetings and stakeholder briefings in Grand Bahama to discuss revamped NHI program
NHI Authority hosting community meetings and stakeholder briefings in Grand Bahama to discuss revamped NHI program

November 01, 2018

On October 23, 2018, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) launched a 45-day consultation period with stakeholders and the public to discuss proposed changes to the NHI program, as outlined in the policy paper, National Health Insurance...

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Nurses - it's not about the money
Nurses - it's not about the money

November 01, 2018

BAHAMAS Nurses Union President Amancha Williams stressed yesterday that her members' fight against a new shift system was rooted in the protection of their livelihood as scores of nurses marched on the Ministry of Health...

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PHA blasts union on shift deal signing
PHA blasts union on shift deal signing

November 01, 2018

THE Public Hospitals Authority called it "reprehensible" yesterday that the Bahamas Nurses Union would admit to "deception" during negotiations in 2014 that led to an agreement for a now disputed shift change, insisting it remains resolute in implementing a five on/two off shift...

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PHA outsmarted over shift change by union
PHA outsmarted over shift change by union

October 31, 2018

A 2014 shift change agreement between the Bahamas Nurses Union and the Public Hospitals Authority is null and void--according to Jannah Khalfani, the woman who as former union president signed the document on behalf of the BNU...

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A Message from the Chairman of the National Health Insurance Board, Dr. Robin Roberts
A Message from the Chairman of the National Health Insurance Board, Dr. Robin Roberts

October 30, 2018

Listen to the video and get the FACTS on the NEW proposal set out in an NHI policy paper entitled National Health Insurance...

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Will firms abandon private health
Will firms abandon private health

October 30, 2018

SOME Bahamians with comprehensive employer-sponsored group health insurance plans fear businesses will drop these and provide only the minimum benefits required by the Minnis administration's proposed National Health Insurance scheme...

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Nurses threaten week of unrest
Nurses threaten week of unrest

October 29, 2018

NURSES are planning to demonstrate this morning at the Princess Margaret Hospital to protest an impending shift change, with some nurses saying they would rather "quit" than work the new hours...

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Travel delay may have hurt Taranique
Travel delay may have hurt Taranique

October 29, 2018

SICK teen Taranique Thurston is expected to go through another two weeks of testing before doctors in Florida determine when and how they will treat her brain cyst and the resulting fluid that has collected around her brain.

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