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

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Bid to recruit nurses as Bahamians head to US

HEALTH officials have contracted 100 locally trained nurses to fill positions throughout the public health sector left vacant by American recruitment.

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Parents panic at TB report

HEALTH and education officials were called in at Garvin Tynes Primary School after an errant social media post suggested the school was concealing a tuberculosis outbreak, leading to mass panic among parents who showed up in droves to collect their children yesterday.

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NHI will need new taxation

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed Tuesday that an additional tax will be introduced to fund National Health Insurance (NHI).

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On alert for Aussie flu virus

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands is encouraging Bahamians to get their annual flu vaccine as a precaution against the deadly Australian or “Aussie” flu virus that is spreading around the world.

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‘NHI legal’ ruling upsets overhaul

A long-anticipated legal opinion from the Office of the Attorney General complicates the Minnis administration’s effort to create a National Health Insurance (NHI) programme that fits its preferences and will likely limit the administration’s ability to quickly accomplish its NHI goals, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed yesterday.

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Hospitals’ fee changes put on hold

PUBLIC Hospitals Authority officials have decided to delay for 60 days several across the board fee increases at the Princess Margaret Hospital, including those proposed for PMH’s Morgue Department, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday.

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Sands - NHI has to be paid somehow

THE Minnis administration has not made a decision on whether an additional tax must be introduced to fund National Health Insurance (NHI), Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands told The Tribune yesterday.

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Screening to test for tuberculosis

THE Ministry of Health in collaboration with health workers will be conducting screening for tuberculosis (TB) in Eleuthera and Exuma, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands announced yesterday.Addressing parliamentarians, Dr Sands said The Bahamas ranks in


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