Medical Benefits Scheme commits to Prostate Health


For the second year, the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) has partnered with the Lions Club of Antigua’s flagship annual Prostate Screening programme.

The support from the statutory corporation is in alignment with their coverage of Cancer as one of the eleven chronic non communication diseases for which they provide medication, re-imbursements for diagnostics and laboratory tests, financial support for overseas treatment and a basket of services at Mount St. John’s Medical Center.


The funds provided by the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) will be utilized in off-setting the cost of the PSA blood testing (Labs)which is a pivotal part of the Prostate Screening process.

MBS will complement the prostate screening programme by offering Blood Pressure, Blood sugar and Cholesterol screening on the day. This offers an opportunity to understand the health dynamics of a subgroup of the population.

Photo caption: Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Benefits Scheme Kevin Silston, is pictured here with Chair of the Health Committee Lion Jacintha Pringle and President of the Lions Club, Lion Franklin Maynard.

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  1. Didn’t realize MBS had a young person as its CEO. That’s great to see.

    Now can they please get rid of the word “SCHEME” and call it something else. A very negative connotation (especially given the infamous inquiry associated with it)

    May all willing participants who wish to have a finger intrude their male G-spots be given a good bill of rectal health from the screenings.

  2. All men of the catchment age need to go and get checked. I have nursed many patients with latter stage prostate cancer, and I can tell you it’s not pleasant to see them urinating pure blood like it’s hosepipe you turn on.


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