February 15, 2016
Dr Duane Sands
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THE board of the National Health Insurance Authority will consider introducing a co-payment system for primary healthcare, pharmaceutical and diagnostic services under NHI, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands revealed yesterday as he warned: “Nothing in life is free”.
AN investigation into “improper behaviour” has been launched at the Ministry of Health, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands who said the alleged malfeasance is “sickening”.
THE former Christie administration left more than $25m in unpaid bills for medical equipment, rent, drugs and salaries at the Ministry of Health and the Public Hospital’s Authority, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands claimed yesterday.
HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands suggested yesterday Bahamian taxpayers did not get value for money from the “tens of millions of dollars” spent on National Health Insurance consultancies.
HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday it is “concerning” that former Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett suggested the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) report on the New Providence Landfill was not released by the former government b
AS National Health Insurance enters the second month in which primary healthcare services are provided to enrolled Bahamians, no formal management structure exists to manage the programme.
SENATOR and leading surgeon Dr Duane Sands yesterday suggested that the sudden resignation of the Princess Margaret Hospital’s medical chief of staff, Dr James Johnson, was the result of “fleeting respect for medical personnel” in the Bahamas.
THE idea of establishing a national lottery to fund National Health Insurance (NHI) could pose an “interesting” conundrum, according to Senator Dr Duane Sands.
LEADING surgeon and Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr Duane Sands said yesterday that “thousands of Bahamians will continue to die” under the government’s primary care phase of National Health Insurance.
SENATOR Dr Duane Sands said the Free National Movement has not done enough during the past four years to recognise the “tremendous successes” of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.
SENATOR Dr Duane Sands yesterday said “desperate people do desperate things” as he denied rumours that he was suspending his campaign to become deputy leader of the Free National Movement.
DUANE SANDS announced last night that he will resign from the Senate if Dr Hubert Minnis wins the leadership contest at next month’s Free National Movement (FNM) convention.
FREE National Movement Senator Dr Duane Sands said he is running for the party’s deputy leader post because the FNM currently has “serious problems” and despite the dismal performance of the government, it is “not gaining traction”.
FREE National Movement Senator Dr Duane Sands forecast yesterday that the government would attempt to prematurely roll out large-scale initiatives in a desperate bid to woo disenchanted voters ahead of the 2017 general election.
ALTHOUGH he voted in support of all four questions, Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr Duane Sands said he does not expect today's gender equality referendum will be successful.
NEWLY appointed FNM Senator Dr Duane Sands, approached to run for deputy leader of the Free National Movement, said he is “not sure” what he will do.
NEWLY-appointed Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr Duane Sands yesterday called the Christie administration’s new mortgage relief plan a “re-imagining of an already failed political ploy”.
NEWLY appointed Free National Movement (FNM) Senator, Dr Duane Sands yesterday pledged to hold the government accountable for its implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).
FREE National Movement Elizabeth candidate Dr Duane Sands said his decision not to run for party chairman came, in part, due to his candidacy in the upcoming general election.
A LEADING surgeon yesterday criticised the Christie administration after an official suggested that a delay in the primary care phase of National Health Insurance is a possibility, saying it “speaks to a level of administrative incompetence that we have not seen in the history of a sovereign Bahamas”.