Health

What Causes Hiccups?

Hiccups are sudden, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm which occur at the same time as a contraction of the voice box (larynx) and total closure of the glottis, effectively blocking air intake. The glottis is the middle part of the larynx, where the vocal cords...

COVID-19 Pre-Screening Tent Being Set Up At Hewanorra International Airport

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet  on Saturday paid a visit to a COVID-19 pre-screening tent that's being set up at Hewanorra International Airport. "We are leaving no stone unturned in our quest to balance health security and economic activity," he observed...

Chastanet: Time To Make ‘Drastic Improvements’ In Health Care

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet  says his administration has indicated that this fiscal year is the year for Health and the time to make 'drastic improvements' within the healthcare system. "Our people deserve world class health care and our medical and...

Saint Lucia Records Three New COVID-19 Cases

Press Release:- On Thursday, July 2, 2020 Saint Lucia recorded three positive cases of COVID-19. The individuals are a 44 year old female, a 32 year old male and a 36 year old female; all returning nationals   who previously worked...

New flu virus emerges in China with ‘pandemic potential’

BBC News: A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say. The researchers are concerned that...

World Bank Provides $15 Million More For Eastern Caribbean Health Sector

Press Release:- The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved US$15 million in additional financing for health sector projects in the Eastern Caribbean. The financing replenishes funds that were redirected from these projects to support the countries’ immediate emergency response to...

St. Lucian Neurosurgeon Performs Complex Brain Surgery At OKEUH

Press Release:- Recently, a team of neurosurgeons raced against the clock to save the life of a 55-year old St. Lucian male patient at the Owen King EU Hospital. This patient was the unfortunate victim of a tragic motor vehicular...

Opening Of Out Patient Clinics At Owen King EU Hospital

Press Release:-  As we continue in the attempt to control the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reminds the public of the following: 1. The Outpatient Clinics at the Owen King EU Hospital (OKEU-H) have reopened. However,...

Jamaica Herb Man Touts COVID Cure

Jamaica Observer:- MEDICINAL herb practitioner Carlton Bennett is calling on his fellow Jamaicans to embrace herbal medicine as a preventative and curative measure for COVID-19 and every other kind of disease. “Herb is the healing of the nation,” Bennett, or King...

United Kingdom Contributes $3.8m To Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response

Press Release:- The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million Pounds (USD $3.8 m) to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to help eight countries of the Caribbean - Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and...

Nurses Benefit from Make It Happen Foundation’s Tea & Testimony

Press Release:- Our local nurses are receiving support from the Make It Happen Foundation as the organization continues to stand out as a charity championing the causes of our frontliners. With International Nurses Day marked on May 12, the donation is...

Hospital Payment And Admission Policy

Press Release:-  The Millennium Heights Medical Complex Act, No. 1 of 2015 came into force on the 22nd day of January, 2018. As a result, the Victoria Hospital was preserved and continues in existence as the Owen King EU Hospital. Due...

WHO Adopts ‘Landmark’ COVID-19 Resolution

UN News:-  With “unprecedented solidarity”, the World Health Assembly adopted a “landmark resolution” on Tuesday, which sets out a “clear roadmap” of the actions needed to sustain and accelerate the COVID-19 response at both national and international levels, the...

WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

CNN: Tedros Adhanom-Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, on Wednesday said that more cases had been reported to the agency in the last 24 hours than any time since the novel coronavirus outbreak began. “We still have a long...

WHO Warns Coronavirus ‘May Never Go Away’

BBC News:- The coronavirus "may never go away", the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Speaking at a briefing on Wednesday, WHO emergencies director Dr Mike Ryan warned against trying to predict when the virus would disappear. He added that even if...

Countries reopening although outbreaks are being seen in South Korea, Germany and China

CNN: "It's not over until it's over." That was South Korean President Moon Jae-in, speaking Sunday after a new cluster of coronavirus cases emerged in the country's capital Seoul, sparking fear of a second wave of infections in the East Asian country. South...

UK Prime Minister Says Doctors Were Preparing For His Death

AP:- Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered more insight into his hospitalisation for coronavirus, telling a British newspaper that he knew doctors were preparing for the worst. The 55-year-old Johnson, who spent three nights in intensive care during his week...

Males With COVID-19 Symptoms Urged To Seek Health Care As Mostly Females Accessing Services

The Ministry of Health is urging males who have COVID-19 symptoms to access the services at respiratory clinics around the Island. "To date, the Ministry of Health’s data indicates that the services of these clinics are largely being accessed by...

PM Praises Mary Isaac’s Leadership Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has lauded he leadership of Health Minister Mary Isaac in Saint Lucia's battle against COVID-19. "I want to congratulate the Minister and her Ministry for an incredible feat, in that Saint Lucia is one of the...

Saint Lucia, Dominica Assist Martinique In Its COVID-19 Battle

Saint Lucia and Dominica have come to the assistance of Martinique in its battle against COVID-19, by supplying much needed medication to the French-speaking Island. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said he has since received a thank you letter from the...

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