July 23, 2021

TALKBACK: Mixed reception for Chinese docs, nurses

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By Sherrylyn, From Nationnews Barbados FIVE CHINESE DOCTORS and three nurses will be deployed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) by yearend under a joint agreement with the Government of Barbados. Acting Minister of Health Senator Patrick Todd said the QEH helped to identify the areas in need to “enhance clinical and technical skills” and […]

Barbados: Ministry Of Health Statement: Two babies born with microcephaly

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From Government of Barbados The Ministry of Health is investigating the cause of microcephaly in two babies delivered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this week. The doctors at the QEH are carrying out investigations to determine whether the birth defects are linked to the Zika virus or cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy. Microcephaly is a birth […]

Barbados continues to spend more, earn less

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life The Barbados government is set to enter a new financial year showing another gaping difference between its spending and the money it expects to take in, with a projected shortfall of Bds$1.6 billion. “It is estimated that government’s total expenditure for the financial year 2016 – 2017, on the […]

Govt assures doctors cash issues will be fixed

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By Kaymar Jordan From Barbados Today The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) has been given assurances by Government that recent cash-flow challenges of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) are being addressed. At a meeting convened by Minister of Health John Boyce on Tuesday, Government also sought assure the doctors that the hospital’s financial commitments […]