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PAHO and Canada Donate Health Equipment

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has received some much needed equipment for COVID-19 patients. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and the Government of Canada donated six High-Flow Nasal [...]

Employee of Youth Department Positive for COVID-19

An employee of the Youth Department has tested positive for COVID-19. This has pushed the DYS to test a number of employees who came in contact with the individual. According [...]

DYS Staff in Quarantine

As a result of this infected staff member, the DYS has taken the precaution of closing the office for a week and to get staff members who came in contact [...]

RF&G’s Helps Community with Vaccination Drive

Several businesses have been conducting their own COVID-19 vaccination drives. Today at the Gordon House compound on Coney Drive in Belize City, RF&G Insurance collaborated with its partners to hold [...]

Leading by Example: The Commissioner of Police Gets his COVID-19 Vaccine

With only twenty percent of Belize’s police force getting their vaccination against COVID-19, despite being eligible from the earliest phases, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams today rolled up his sleeve [...]

Police Officer in OW with COVID-19; Department Offering Incentives to Officers

And police officers are clearly at risk. In fact, News Five learned today that an officer from the Orange Walk Police formation has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.  The department [...]

B.D.F. Says Training Cannot Be Withheld for Soldiers Who Do Not Get Vaccinated

And for their part, is the Belize Defence Force using training opportunities as a means of forcing soldiers to take the vaccine?  That’s a complaint that came to News Five [...]

Minister of Health Says Nurses Leaving for Higher Pay Abroad

Last week we told you about group of up to thirty-five Filipino nurses who have resigned, or will be resigning from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital to seek employment in [...]

Council Clarifies: Nurses Were Given Multiple Extensions for Exam

The Nurses and Midwives Council of Belize has issued a statement on temporary nursing licenses and licensure examination following the controversy over foreign nurses departing Belize.  The council says it [...]

The Party is Over for COVID-19 Violators at Sea

The Commissioner of Police is sending a strong warning to anyone hosting social gatherings contrary to COVID-19 regulations. This includes those individuals and companies who have become creative and are [...]

K.H.M.H. Chair Explains Nurses Exodus

The mass resignation of Filipino nurses from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital directly threatens the existing workforce at the national referral facility.  It is anticipated that by the end of [...]

UB Graduates to Replace Outgoing Filipino Nurses

According to Doctor Sosa, the hospital is banking on a compassion of young nurses to fill the void that will be left upon the departure of the Filipino nurses.  Should [...]

Changing of the Guard in K.H.M.H.’s Upper Management

Coupled with the departure of the Filipino nurses, the K.H.M.H. is also experiencing a change at the management level where contracts for the Chief Executive Officer, as well as four [...]

Blood Donations Needed

It is World Blood Donor Day and the Belize National Blood Transfusion Services need safe blood and blood products for transfusion.  Your voluntary blood donation to the bank contributes to [...]

Young People and their Friends Asked to Donate Blood

To increase its voluntary blood donations, the National Blood Transfusion Services is calling on the young to voluntarily donate blood. Martinez says young people have the potential to contribute healthier [...]

Mexico Donates COVID-19 Vaccines to Belize

The Government of Mexico has donated one hundred thousand doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Belize. A small ceremony was held at the Phillip Goldson International Airport on Sunday where [...]

Two Hundred Thousand Belizeans Yet to be Fully Vaccinated

With the donation, Belize now has approximately one hundred and fifteen thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccines in county.  But while the COVID-19 vaccines keeps coming in, the reality is that [...]

More Vaccines Coming through COVAX in July

An additional batch of COVID-19 vaccine will arrive next week through the COVAX facility.  To date, more than seventy thousand Belizeans have received their first shot.    Dr. Natalia Largaespada [...]

Arriving Early: Belizeans Eager for their Second Jab

Of the seventy-two thousand Belizeans who have already received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, up to sixteen thousand have received their second and final shot.  Doctor Beer says vaccination [...]

KHMH puts contracts out for renewal

It was circulating on social media today, and now it is confirmed: there will be lots of vacancies opening up at the nation’s main referral hospital—four in upper management. News [...]

Filipino Nurses Resigning From KHMH to Work Outside of Belize

As many as thirty-five nurses, the majority of whom are from the Republic of the Philippines, have resigned from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  They are either returning to their [...]

Nurses Association: Open More Nursing Posts

After Minister of Health, Michel Chebat confirmed that nurses are leaving the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, the Nurses Association of Belize responded. They say they find the Minister’s position to [...]

Are Nurses Leaving for Better Pay, or Better Treatment?

We also asked President Spencer if he thinks nurses are leaving the country to serve elsewhere because of better compensation.  He says this is not true, and they also feel [...]

Overtime for Nurses: Will it now start after 35 hour reduced week?

Finally, from the Nurses Association, President Spencer says nurses need clarification on the issue of overtime under the new reduced hours for public officers.    Darrell Spencer, President, Nurses Association [...]

UNICEF Donates Cold Chain Equipment

UNICEF Belize has donated refrigerators for COVID-19 vaccination storage to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.  The handing over at the National Vaccine Building in Belmopan includes fourteen refrigerators that [...]