With a population of only 179,625 one would think that the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia would have a healthcare system that the government would have a relatively easy time to manage. Instead, quite the opposite is true as accusations have been made against the ruling United Workers’ Party (UWP) … [Read more…]
The chronic shortage of nurses in the Caribbean continues to be acute and particularly in specialty areas. Nurses have been grossly underpaid and under-resourced in government health facilities throughout the region and although they fair a little better in private facilities they are easily recruited to go overseas to work … [Read more…]
Jamaica and Puerto Rico are the only islands in the Caribbean so far to have announced that they are developing medical marijuana dispensaries. Jamaica decriminalized marijuana (ganja) for recreational use in 2015 which ironically was on Bob Marley’s birthday, and the dispensary is set to open by June of this … [Read more…]
THE Kingston Public Hospital’s (KPH)’s digital records capability will now be enhanced following yesterday’s donation of 10 desktop computers by telecommunications firm FLOW, through its foundation.
The computers, valued at $1 million, will allow administrative personnel to access and store more digital information efficiently in real time.
Minister of Health … [Read more…]
An explanation has been issued by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation [GPHC] regarding its controversial $632 million emergency procurement.
In a statement disseminated to the media yesterday, the Board of Directors of the hospital revealed that based on its own probe into the multimillion-dollar emergency procurement at the beginning of … [Read more…]