(10 February 2020) Cabinet has approved that the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) be added to the Schedule of Notifiable Diseases of the Public Health Law (2002 Revision). Once an illness has been added to this schedule, it provides for additional powers under the law to manage outbreaks of certain diseases. In addition, Cabinet has approved the
(Press release – Ministry of Employment & Border Control). Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) continue efforts to safeguard the Cayman Islands by vigilantly screening persons who enter the Cayman Islands with the recent global health concern of the novel Coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. Frontline CBC staff from the Airport and Sea Port
With the peak of the flu season and the Public Health Department reporting higher than usual cases of patients presenting with flu like symptoms, the Health Services Authority (HSA) is opening a temporary flu clinic at the George Town General Practice Clinic. The flu clinic will operate from 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday with
On World Cancer Day, 4 February 2020, the Health Services Authority (HSA) will host a public forum exploring the current status of cancer in Cayman, more specifically at the HSA, and sharing actionable advice on how each person can play their part in the fight against cancer. Taking place under the theme of ‘Cancer
Public health officials are reminding residents to be on continued alert because of the rapidly increasing numbers of people affected by the novel coronavirus both within China and internationally. The potential for international dissemination of the virus via air travel is clear from the rise in cases reported in multiple countries. Residents are being reminded
The Health Services Authority (HSA) is expanding its specialist orthopedic services with the recruitment of a new orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Allan Larsen who recently joined the staff. Dr Larsen treats all conditions of the hand, knee and ankle/foot, in addition to specialising in sports traumatology. He has performed 25,000 knee arthroscopies and 40,000 procedures.