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Dr Duane Sands, Minister of Health. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

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Sands: $6.6m for clinic to see five patients a day

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday accused the former administration of going forward with the $6.6m upgrade to the Smith’s Bay Clinic in Cat Island despite a nearly 40 per cent decline in visits to clinics on that island in the past decade.

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Bodies in bathtubs

WHEN anyone is declared dead on Cat Island they are stuffed into a body bag, placed in a bathtub and blanketed with ice to slow the process of decomposition, The Tribune has been told.

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Minister of Health opens GB Family Medicine conference

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands opened the first Grand Bahama Family Medicine Conference held at the Pelican Bay Resort on Thursday for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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‘Sin tax’ sacrifice needed to fund NHI

HEALTH officials will recommend to Cabinet that a sin tax be imposed to pay for National Health Insurance, possibly impacting the cost of items like alcohol, tobacco, lard and substances containing high-fructose corn syrup, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday.

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Elective surgeries resume at PMH

ELECTIVE surgeries at Princess Margaret Hospital resumed yesterday following last week’s bed shortage crisis, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands.Health officials on Friday announced elective surgeries had to be suspended that day due to an u

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Sands aims to tackle ‘horrible’ healthcare

EMERGENCY services throughout the country will undergo “major changes very soon,” according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, who once again decried the “horrible realities” of the public health care system.

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Marijuana issue ‘not on agenda’

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands reiterated yesterday that legalising marijuana is not on the Minnis administration’s agenda.

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Nutrition policy to stop people 'dropping like flies'

THE government yesterday launched a national food and nutrition security policy (FNSP) and plan of action.The initiative seeks to combat the nutritional challenges facing the country. These include undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and hig

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Sands willing to meet funeral directors after fees hike

THE government can no longer permit “free passes” in the health services sector due to huge revenue deficits, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands who yesterday said he was willing to meet with irate funeral directors in response to their protest outside of the Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday.

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Sands: No active cases of TB at RM Bailey High School

HEALTH officials do not believe there are any active cases of tuberculosis at R M Bailey Senior High School despite 28 students and eight teachers testing positive for the disease, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday.

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Ten positive for TB at RM Bailey

TEN people, eight staff members and two students, have tested positive for tuberculosis at R M Bailey Senior High in New Providence, Health Minister Dr Sands confirmed yesterday.

UPDATED: Screening for school as pupil gets TB

THE Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health are investigating a case of tuberculosis (TB) in a student at R M Bailey Senior High in New Providence.

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'We are part of US opioid problem'

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday flagged concerns the country’s pharmaceutical industry was complicit in the raging opioid crisis afflicting the United States.Dr Sands referenced pockets of opioid dependence in the country, stating while it d

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Sands: Be honest on domestic violence

BAHAMIANS need to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding crimes against women and children, Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands urged yesterday, as he noted linkages of such acts to violence in school and the wider community.


birdiestrachan 4 months, 1 week ago

This fellow loves to be in the news.


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