Saturday, May 25, 2024

Hon. Michel Chebat

Belize Receives Second Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines from Mexico

On October 2, 2021, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Health & Wellness, received 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Government of the United Mexican States through its embassy in Belize. The handing over ceremony was held at the Philip Goldson S.W. Goldson International Airport.

MOHW Receives Donation of Oxygen Concentrators from Taiwan

On September 8, 2021, the Ministry of Health & Wellness received a donation of 50 oxygen concentrators from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Cleopatra White Polyclinic II Dental Clinic Reopens after Renovations

On June 24, 2021, the Central Health Region Dental Department officially reopened the dental clinic at Cleopatra White Polyclinic II in Belize City.

UNICEF Belize Provides Ministry of Health and Wellness with Cold Chain Equipment to Support the National Healthcare System

On June 10th, 2021, UNICEF Belize handed over cold chain equipment to the Ministry of Health & Wellness at an official ceremony held at the National Vaccine Building in Belmopan.

Ministry of Health & Wellness Receives Donation of Medical Equipment from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Hon. Michel Chebat, Minister of Health & Wellness, and H.E. David Kuan-Chou Chien, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, met on April 29th in Belmopan for a handing over of medical equipment.

Cabinet Brief for 28th April 2021

The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, met in regular session on 27th April 2021. • Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform Hon. Henry Charles Usher informed the Cabinet that he wrote to the Joint Unions on 22nd April outlining Government’s position. • Cabinet was informed by Hon. Michel Chebat, Minister of Health & Wellness, that to date, 40,000 Belizeans have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccination, which is in line with Government’s plan to ensure that 70% of Belizeans who wish to be vaccinated are vaccinated by September.

Ministry of Health & Wellness Extends Contracts for Hemodialysis Services

Dialysis is needed when kidneys stop functioning properly and cannot remove waste from the body commonly caused by diabetes and high blood pressure. The number of individuals with end-stage renal failure has been increasing continuously. One of the Ministry’s responses is to expand the dialysis coverage to patients who are struggling to meet the high cost of hemodialysis treatment.

Minister of Health Receives Grant Cheque to Assist Southern Regional Hospital

On March 11, 2021, Hon. Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness, along with Dr. Franelda Guitterez, Regional Health Manager, Southern Regional Health, received a grant cheque of BZ$398,500 from the Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Kazuhiro Iryu.