National Health Insurance Concerns Addressed In Virgin Gorda

Friday, 11 September 2015 - 10:15am

Over 150 residents of Virgin Gorda attended a meeting held by the National Health Insurance Implementation Team on the sister island on Wednesday evening, to get answers to their questions and have their concerns addressed about the new National Health Insurance (NHI) programme.

Commitment Made For The Improvement Of Pharmacies In The VI

Friday, 11 September 2015 - 4:15pm

A commitment to improve procurement and supply chain management was made by members of the public and private sectors following the completion of a two day workshop. 

Health Minister Explains Cost And Sustainability Of NHI

Friday, 4 September 2015 - 5:15pm

National Health Insurance (NHI) contributions will be shared between beneficiaries, employers and the Government in order to ensure that the entire population has access to healthcare services.

NHI Public Meeting To Be Held In Virgin Gorda On September 9

Friday, 4 September 2015 - 5:00pm

The purpose of the meeting is to inform residents about the National Health Insurance System, its registration process and timeline of implementation. The meeting will give members of the community an opportunity to have their concerns addressed and also allow them to provide feedback on the information presented.

NHI Expected To Secure Long Term Social And Economic Benefits

Thursday, 3 September 2015 - 5:30pm

Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has stated that the National Health Insurance, through pooled contributions, is not only more cost effective and affordable for the wider population, but will have significant long-term social and economic benefits for the Virgin Islands.

Health Ministry Seeks Chronic Disease Self-Management Leaders

Thursday, 3 September 2015 - 4:45pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is notifying the public that a chronic disease self-management training workshop will be held October 6 to 9 at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College, Marine Centre building from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Asthma Education Workbook Series Now Available

Thursday, 3 September 2015 - 12:30pm

Parents and caregivers of children with asthma are encouraged to collect a copy of the educational material referred to as “Asthma Education 101” being offered by the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

National Health Insurance Implementation

Thursday, 3 September 2015 - 12:15pm

Madame Speaker in April of last year when the Social Security (Amendment) Act, 2014 was debated and passed I addressed this Honourable House on the subject of Universal Health Coverage.  This amendment laid the foundation for a National Health Insurance System in the Virgin Islands.  

Health Ministry Seeks Chronic Disease Self-Management Leaders

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 2:00pm

A training workshop will be held in October for individuals who are interested in leading workshops on chronic disease self-management in the community.

Remarks By Hon Ronnie Skelton: The National Health Insurance System A Reality

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 - 5:15pm

Hounourable Dr. D. Orlando Smith, OBE, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hounourable Dr. Kedrick Pickering, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Hounourable Mark Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable. Myron V Walwyn, Minister of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, other members of the House of Assembly, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Social Development and staff Director, BVI Social Security Board and staff, Deputy Director with responsibility for NHI and members of the NHI team, fellow residents of the Virgin Islands, members of the Media, Good Morning.

 

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