Highlights from The Prime Minister's National Address, August 9, 2020

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August 09, 2020

-Strategy to increase hospital bed capacity will create approximately 80 additional patient beds between public health system and Doctors Hospital West.

-East Wing of Super Club Breezes to be used as national response facility to accommodate non-Covid-19 ‘low medical care’ patients from PMH.

-33 boarders to be relocated from PMH to private facilities to make more beds available. -On Grand Bahama, Cancer Society Building retrofitted to house infectious diseases patients, including COVID-19 patients.

-A new unit under construction on the Rand Memorial Hospital site.

-Government has made necessary investment in PPEs to ensure all public healthcare workers, including frontline and support staff, are properly protected.

-The Supplies Management Agency uses a top-up system that facilitates restocking as soon as inventory reaches a pre-determined level.

-Contact Tracing Command Centre established at Melia Hotel to address urgent matters related to contact tracing in The Bahamas.

-Health officials anticipate increase in new cases over a short period of time.

-Drop in new cases not anticipated until all new cases and contacts have been identified. -Government now providing $1 million per week to National Food Distribution Task Force for food assistance.

-To date 27,705 households, representing 110,000 people have registered for assistance.

-Abaco and Cays permitted grocery shopping Monday to Friday and restaurant curbside and takeaway service. -Grand Bahama permitted grocery shopping Monday to Friday.

-Grocery store hours for New Providence and remainder of islands (not including Grand Bahama and Abaco) extended to 7pm (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), and 6pm on Saturdays.

News date : 08/09/2020    Category : About Bahamians, Press Releases

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