June 2, 2015
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez.
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HEALTH Minister Perry Gomez yesterday maintained that portions of the government’s primary healthcare services could be “omitted” before the plan is rolled out as the Christie administration looks to finalise critical aspects of the scheme prior to the general election.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez said yesterday that the first phase of National Health Insurance, primary healthcare, is still on pace to be rolled out in January 2017.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez admitted on Friday that due to Hurricane Matthew, which caused damage to public buildings including clinics, it was likely that the implementation of phase one of National Health Insurance (NHI) would be “slightly” delayed.
THE number of Zika cases in New Providence has increased to 11, Minister of Health Dr Perry Gomez confirmed yesterday.
THE number of confirmed Zika cases in New Providence has doubled to eight, with Health Minister Perry Gomez reporting four new cases throughout the capital yesterday.
THERE is now one confirmed case of the Zika virus in the Bahamas, Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez announced on Wednesday morning.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez yesterday hinted at how the government may decide to fund the National Health Insurance scheme as it expands in scope, noting that other countries have taxed “unhealthy substances” like alcohol and tobacco as well as high salt and high sugar products to fund healthcare.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez said Monday he doesn’t know when he will table long overdue audits of the Public Hospitals Authority in the House of Assembly.
THE US CENTERS for Disease Control has confirmed that the patient who died in hospital last month after visiting Africa did not have the Ebola virus, Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez said yesterday.
THE primary healthcare phase of National Health Insurance, which was expected to start in April, will be delayed by “around six months or so,” Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez told reporters yesterday.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez said yesterday it is “likely” that the government will postpone the introduction of its primary healthcare phase of National Health Insurance.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez said yesterday there are concerns about a spike in mental health issues among residents on the islands devastated by Hurricane Joaquin, which hit the southern islands last month.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez yesterday said government’s consideration of a new tax to fund its proposed National Health Insurance scheme is “not surprising,” stating that the best way to pay for the plan is “through some tax where everybody is paying a little bit toward a single goal.”
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez yesterday declared that Marathon residents were never exposed to “dangerous levels of contaminants” after government-administered environmental and medical tests revealed that “no significant” detectable levels of contaminants were discovered in the area’s well water.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez yesterday suggested that the achievement of the proposed implementation of National Health Insurance could lead to the reduction of the country’s “unacceptable” infant mortality rate by enabling prospective mothers to receive adequate antenatal care.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez was yesterday unable to offer reporters insight into toxicologist Dr Rik van de Weerdt’s role in the government’s probe of the 2012 Rubis gasoline leak.