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Hospital operations cancelled again as temperature soars

NON-emergency operations at Princess Margaret Hospital have been cancelled again to allow urgent repairs to air-conditioning units in operating theatres.

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Hospital rats’ $30K repair bill

MORE than $30,000 in repairs were ordered on mobile X-ray machines at the Princess Margaret Hospital due to damage caused by rodents last year.

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Healthcare quality ‘must be raised’ before NHI

THE country’s public healthcare system must be “brought to internationally acceptable medical standards” before any attempt is made to develop a universal healthcare plan, the Medical Association of the Bahamas has said.

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Hospital death rates revealed

DEATH rates for patients at the Princess Margaret Hospital’s public wards are more than 100 per cent higher than those of patients in the facility’s private wards, a report prepared by international accounting firm Sanigest Internacional found.

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Auditor says hospital is trying to discredit him

ACCOUNTANT John Bain yesterday dismissed the Public Hospital Authority and Bahamas National Drug Agency’s attempts to “discredit” his firm’s forensic audit of PHA’s supply of pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies, accusing officials of raising a red herring and “attacking the messenger.”

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Fraud claims denied

THE Bahamas National Drug Agency has refuted allegations contained in a forensic audit into the Public Hospitals Authority that raises concerns that an official at the drug agency allegedly had ties to a “shell company” established hurriedly only to do business with the PHA.


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