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BVIslanders summoned home to help with healthcare

Though encouraging BVIslanders overseas to return home to contribute to the healthcare system, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Irad Potter made it clear that the importation of labour will remain crucial for many years to come. “The truth is that, for […]

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Inappropriate medicines prompt formulation of new guidelines

Following the receipt of what is being described as inappropriate medicines, the BVI government recently approved a new Medicine Donation Policy. The policy will guide how donations from regional

Health Authority to save over $100K annually as austerity measure takes effect

Touted as an austerity measure that will achieve savings of more than $100,000 annually, the BVI Health Services Authority has relocated two of its departments from the privately

Health Insurance talks to resume; Premier suggests most people are in favour

Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has claimed that, by and large, members of the public are in favour of a National Health Insurance (NHI) system although they still

Antiguan urologist perform breakthrough medical procedure

By Theresa Gordon ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Renowned Antiguan Urologist Dr Dwayne Thwaites has made history in the British Virgin Island (BVI) by successfully conducting the island’s first

WOW installed as part of $1.7M Health Information System

Emergency Room and Outpatient Clinic patients can expect enhanced efficiency thanks to the introduction of Workstations on Wheels (WOW). Installed yesterday by the Director of Information Technology and Infrastructure,

Health Authority likely to charge for newborn services; promises less reliance on government

In an effort to reduce its reliance on the public’s purse, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) said it is contemplating the likelihood of charging for newborn services

Health Authority likely to establish cancer registry

The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) said it has realized that cancer is an issue in the territory, and it is working to see how best the problem

HIV patients to start paying for lab tests and medication; Foundation under financial pressure

Persons living with HIV here in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will have to start helping to cover the costs for their lab work and medication, starting the

Gov’t going ahead with plans for medical centre on Virgin Gorda, announces Health Minister

The National Democratic Party administration today announced that it is going ahead with the proposed plans for the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre on Virgin Gorda. The decision was

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