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HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville.

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Minister pledges to seek ‘common ground’ on NHI

The minister of health has pledged to seek “common ground” with Bahamian private doctors who have urged the Government to “hit the pause button” over its proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) reforms.

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Darville: Pharmacies were consulted

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville insisted yesterday that the government consulted with pharmacies before implementing changes to its price control regime, calling assertions from the opposition that the government did not do so “untrue.”

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Darville: We have enough drugs to cope with closures

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville yesterday gave an assurance that his ministry has the capability of accessing additional pharmaceutical drugs for the Bahamian public if needed should pharmacies continue to remain closed.

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Darville: We’re willing to talk on outsourcing

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said officials are still open for discussions to find the best solution after Princess Margaret Hospital consultant physicians expressed concerns over the government’s proposed plan to “outsource” care to Doctors Hospital.

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‘Devil in the detail’ over NHI reforms

Doctors and private health insurers yesterday appeared to be caught off-guard by the Government’s tabling of National Health Insurance (NHI) reforms in the House of Assembly, with one saying: “The devil’s in the details.”

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Darville tables new NHI Bill in Parliament

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville yesterday tabled the new National Health Insurance Bill 2022, which once passed will repeal the NHI legislation of 2016.

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Ministry working with PAHO after cholera case

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville has assured the public that the Bahamas can handle an outbreak of cholera, should one occur, adding that officials were actively working to implement additional protocols.

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Case of cholera in New Providence

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville yesterday confirmed a 52-year-old Bahamian man had been diagnosed with cholera in New Providence - but said the man did not travel to Haiti despite speculation.

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Darville: No further relaxation of COVID rules

DESPITE the recent decrease in the number of active cases, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said there won’t be any further relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Minister: End of AIDS epidemic in sight

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said The Bahamas has reached the moment where “tremendous progress is being made” and that the “end of the AIDS epidemic is in sight.”.

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Slow uptake on child vaccines

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville has admitted that paediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine “are moving a little slower than we expected” with only about 320 to 330 administered so far.

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Schedule drawn up for clinic upgrades

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville says clinics around the country should experience much needed renovations by the end of the year or early next year as he continued his nationwide tour of these facilities.

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