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Ministry of Health to Distribute COVID-19 Kits for Self-Testing

27 October, 2022 –   Starting 1st November 2022, the Ministry of Health and Social Services will distribute kits to the general public to facilitate self-testing for COVID-19.  The Flowflex rapid antigen tests to be distributed accurately indicate the presence of an active COVID-19 infection, when administered correctly. Officials from the Ministry announced that distribution comes …

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ARTICLE 25 UNDERTAKES SITE VISIT TO ADVANCE DESIGN REVIEW FOR NEW NATIONAL HOSPITAL

Over the last two weeks, the Government of Montserrat welcomed Article 25 – Humanitarian Architecture back to Montserrat for an intense programme of design review and development sessions with key stakeholders, as part of their contract to finalise the new national hospital’s detailed design. Resulting from the completion of the previous ‘Preliminary Design Phase’ of …

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Ministry of Health; World Mental Health Day Activities

4 October, 2022 – The Ministry of Health and Social Services today announced upcoming activities throughout the month of October commemorating World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is recognized worldwide, annually on 10th October. In keeping with this year’s theme “Make Mental Health and Wellbeing for All a Global Priority”; the Mental Health …

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GOVERNMENT OF MONTSERRAT TO FURTHER RELAX COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS – EFFECTIVE JULY 11, 2022

Adjustments to testing for COVID, Mandatory face coverings and sanitization requirements removed, Removal of requirement for pre-arrival negative COVID test for travelers & quarantine period for unvaccianted among other changes The Government of Montserrat has made further relaxation adjustments to the COVID-19 suppression regulations since the implementation of these measures in 2020. As of Monday …

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GOM SIGNS LICENCE AGREEMENT TO INTRODUCE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS IN THE HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTRES

The Government of Montserrat (GOM) has signed a licence agreement contracting Canadian Health Systems Inc (CHS) to introduce a World-Class, ‘One Patient—One Chart’, modern, efficient, and sustainable electronic medical records (EMR) system. The Ministry of Health said the introduction of this new technology will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of the people of …

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Ministry of Health Monitoring Global Increase in Cases of Monkeypox

Friday, 27 May 2022 –  The Ministry of Health and Social Services is today alerting residents to a global increase in monkeypox cases. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection primarily spread from animals to humans. It is common to central and Western Africa. However, as of 21 May, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) has …

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Recalled Peanut Butter Found in Local Supermarkets

Thursday, 26 May 2022 –  The Environmental Health Department is advising residents not to eat or serve certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have been recalled by the J.M Smucker Company due to potential salmonella contamination. Principal Environmental Health Officer; Mr. Garrett Stanley noted that the Jif products with lot codes identified by the …

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