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More than 300 people affected by viral gastroenteritis since January – Chief Medical Officer

The Emergency Department at Peebles Hospital has been busier than usual for the past few weeks as an increased number of children and adults have been seeking treatment for diarrhea and vomiting. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Irad Potter indicated that […]

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Seniors illegally charged for medication; Health Minister apologizes

Health Minister Ronnie Skelton has apologized after admitting last night that some elderly residents were charged for medication at Peebles Hospital. The action would have been illegal as the

Health insurance system extremely important to covering cost of new hospital – Skelton

Health Minister Ronnie Skelton, during a tour of the New Peebles Hospital yesterday, announced that the proposed National Health Insurance Plan is important to covering the cost of

New hospital responsible for nearly 84% of national debt

The New Peebles Hospital accounts for 83.73% of the national debt of the British Virgin Islands, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith. The national

Our patients must know they are valued – Baptiste

“From the moment our patients walk or are carried through our doors, they must know that they are valued,” advised Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services

Scare over medicine known as Diane-35®; Health Ministry makes appeal

By Government Information Service - Thursday, April 11th Women in the Virgin Islands who have experienced an adverse reaction after using the medicine Diane-35® or its generic

Concerns over BUPA increase; gov’t says it was inevitable

Government has defended BUPA Insurance Company’s new policy which requires public sector workers to fork out $250 for medical treatment. Describing the move as inevitable, the National Democratic Party

Skelton confirms tourist entered BVI with H1N1, presents Infectious Diseases Notifications Act to House

The H1N1 virus was brought up on April 8 in the House of Assembly when Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton disclosed that a tourist who

“Vexing and disappointing setbacks!” Skelton to take media on tour of hospital project

In an effort to silence those who doubt that the new Peebles Hospital will be completed anytime soon, Health Minister Ronnie Skelton yesterday promised to invite the media

Fahie concerned about socio-economic impact of health insurance scheme

Opposition member and First District representative Andrew Fahie has said government should first consider the social and economic implications before imposing the National Health Insurance (NHI). “We have a

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