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PM Officially Commissions West End Community Clinic
Tele-health technology will enable patients to be seen in any clinic or hospital in The Bahamas and doctors will be able to have access to their records, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, said during the Commissioning Ceremony for the West End Community Clinic on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Over $2 million was spent on the refurbishment, expansion and modernization of the public health clinic that will service residents and visitors in West Grand Bahama. “This facility will serve as a critical element in Grand Bahama’s local health system, providing essential primary care, pre-hospital and emergency care, in a facility of which every Bahamian can be proud.”
With residents having awaited for the clinic to be completed, the Prime Minister said it was even more significant when the impact of Hurricane Matthew... [Read more]
For BahamasLocal.com Breast Cancer is Personal-Search Engine Partners with Komen Bahamas Race for The Cure
...“BahamasLocal.com is committed to providing residents of The Bahamas with timely and life changing information. That is why we have been a willing participant in the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for The Cure event for a second time.
We realize that the scourge of cancer can only be defeated if the concept or awareness is deeply rooted in the minds of the residing population,” he said.
For Mr. Taylor, fighting breast cancer is personal.
“My mother underwent a mastectomy in 1969 and is alive today at the age of 94. I believe it was her awareness of her cancer affliction that ultimately saved her life. The cancer was caught in the early stages, so it was able to be removed from her body,” he said... [Read more]
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend donates $50,000 to help fight Cancer
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) on Monday donated $50,000 to four cancer groups to help fight cancer.
The Cancer Society of The Bahamas, the Cancer Society of Grand Bahama, the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group each received $12,500 this year.
Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB) together make up Race Weekend.
The funds raised from the two-day event are used to... [Read more]
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