Health

Doctors who abuse sick leave warned, under scrutiny from the government

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The Cabinet was made aware that several workers are abusing the sick-leave provision included in the labour contract under which they are employed; additional...

Dr. Robins says the general public needs more knowledge about vaccines

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Historian and Medical Doctor Radcliffe Robins spoke last night at the United Progressive Party education forum on COVID-19 vaccines. He says while people have more...

PM says multiply active cases by 6, for better picture of COVID situation in...

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PM says active COVID-19 cases more like 6000: https://youtu.be/TFqYTGs2a_k

APUA employee says he will lose his job before taking COVID-19 vaccine

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Antigua Public Utilities Authority Stan Richards says he will lose his job before he take the COVID-19 vaccine. A new government mandate as of September...

VIDEO: Here’s why government’s vaccine mandate won’t apply to healthcare workers, for now

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Employees of the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre and Community Clinics are exempt from this policy for this period; here's why. https://youtu.be/JYxsO5DptZ0

CABINET approves vaccine mandates for Antigua & Barbuda, says PM

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https://antiguanewsroom.com/breaking-government-announces-sweeping-mandatory-vaccination-measures-in-antigua-and-barbuda/ UPDATE: BROWNE: "Cabinet introduced vaccine mandates today, to protect lives and livelihoods. Pushing for national COVID immunity by year end." More details expected from Cabinet notes tomorrow. EARLIER...

7 new cases of COVID-19

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(Dashboard Update for September 13, 2021)   The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Sir Lester Bird...

Dr. Belizaire: Delta variant — more aggressive, far more contagious

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https://youtu.be/QW7cSK3rLLo The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Delta variant is more contagious: The...

JOSEPH: Antigua and Barbuda has one health care system

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Health Minister Molwyn Joseph is pledging the support of the government towards ensuring upgrades in services provided at the Hanna Thomas Hospital are provided. He...

Antigua Government turns to retired nurses to help in fight against COVID-19

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The most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment from the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre and the Caribbean...

Home quarantine breaches a major problem for health officials

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Health Officials ask for more police support to deal with home quarantine breaches: https://youtu.be/ND6y0607YzI According to the Cabinet, the evidence reaching the contact-tracing officials point to...