Saturday, May 18, 2024

Dr. Marvin Manzanero

International Airport and tourism industry set to open on August 15

Prime Minister Right Honourable Dean Barrow addressed the nation on Thursday, June 25th, via a virtual press conference updating on the current COVID-19 crisis and announcing the opening of Belize’s only international airport. The Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) north of Belize City will be prepared to open on August 15, 2020, a decision made in conjunction with the Ministry of Health after carefully reviewing the effects of the ongoing pandemic. According to Barrow, rigorous safety protocols will be in place to minimize potential outbreaks as the travel/tourism industry begins to open in phases, prioritizing the wellbeing of Belizeans and visitors alike.

Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Donates Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health

On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) as part of the continuous support to the Ministry of Health in responding to the declared COVID-19 pandemic.

MOH addresses allegations of forged internship documents signed off to foreign medical students for cash

An investigation taking place at the University of Otago in New Zealand named Belize as one country where medical students studying there from New Zealand falsified their work placement records. According to an online article, the students of that country allegedly received their elective paperwork signed-off for cash and chose specific medical centres around Belize, one of them being in San Pedro Town. The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Belize defended itself, stating that they dealt with the issue immediately when they learned about it 2016.

Emergency care still available at Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital despite operating at 50% capacity

Belize’s largest and most used public medical center, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) has been operating at 50% capacity since Monday, March 19th due to the dire infrastructural conditions at the installation.

GOB and BERT reach emergency service agreement

After threatening to shut down its services, BERT has finally agreed to continue operating in the Belize District following an agreement with the GOB.

Potential Zika case returns back negative

The MOH confirmed the result from the first patient to be negative for Zika, but was tested positive for Dengue.