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Chandra Cansino Appointed the New C.E.O. of the K.H.M.H.

She is well known as the General Manager for Corporate Customer Relations Services at the Social Security Board. But, over the weekend, the news broke that Chandra Nisbet-Cansino has been [...]

What are the Priorities at the K.H.M.H.?

As incoming C.E.O., Cansino says that there are many priorities at the K.H.M.H. – in the short-term, the COVID-19 pandemic, but then there must be a shift in services it [...]

Dr. Coye on Pregnancy and COVID-19

In COVID-19 news, a total of eleven pregnant women have died since the beginning of 2021, with the latest death on Friday. Five of those deaths are due to COVID-19. [...]

Dr. Beer on COVID Vaccination during Pregnancy

This morning’s Open Your Eyes also looked at the fear among some pregnant women about seeking public health care during the pandemic. They may be afraid of contracting COVID-19 during [...]

Active COVID Cases Inching Towards Two Thousand

There are one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-eight active cases of COVID-19 across the country and majority of those new infections are being recorded in Belize District. Notwithstanding stiffer public [...]

COVID Death Toll Mounts, Including Vaccinated Persons

The mortality rate for persons who have been fully vaccinated is also on the rise, but not as fast as it is for persons who are unvaccinated.  While the total [...]

Another Expectant Mother Dies of COVID-19; Leaves Behind a Newborn

A mother of four, including a newborn, succumbed to COVID-19 earlier today at the Belize Healthcare Partners Limited. Cindy Flowers, a resident of Placencia, becomes the latest expectant mother to [...]

Exemptions for Local Tourism; but Reservations Needed

Now tourist destinations such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Hopkins and Placencia, curfew begins at nine p.m. and not seven o’clock like the rest of the country.  While residents are [...]

60 Active COVID Cases in Police Department

As of September twenty-fourth, there are one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight active COVID-19 cases; thirty-six hospitalizations and thirteen ICU patients. There are also four hundred and two deaths recorded. [...]

90% of Police Department Vaccinated

But what about the vaccination rate within the police department? On October first, the new regulations come into effect and will be enforced by police officers. ComPol Chester Williams says [...]

BAPSS Promotes Vaccination of High School Aged Students

The Belize Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (BAPSS) is partnering with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health and Wellness to support vaccination [...]

A Thoughtful Donation to K.H.M.H. Nursing Staff

We’ve been reporting on the physical and emotional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has been having on frontline healthcare workers. Personnel from the COVID-19 units would go hours on end [...]

How the Donation Will Motivate K.H.M.H. Healthcare Workers

In the COVID-19 Unit at the K.H.M.H., there are twenty-six nurses, seven patient care assistants, six attendants and about ten to twelve doctors who work on a shift basis.  Nursing [...]

Servicing Rural Belize District during COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this week, News Five received reports from Crooked Tree Village of staffing issues at its health center. During an interview with the Deputy Regional Health Manager for the Central [...]

Increasing Your Immunity to COVID, Public Health Measures

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has spoken at length about COVID-19 health measures, such as wearing your mask, washing your hands and physical distancing, as means of preventing the [...]

Autism Belize Successfully Completes Power Professional Certification Program

Twenty-six persons were issued certificates of completion, having successfully participated in a first-of-its-kind autism program. Among the participants were teachers and parents who acquired much needed information on how to [...]

COVID Chronicles: Surviving COVID Hospitalization

Tonight on COVID Chronicles, we bring you the story of forty-three-year-old Keith Yearwood, a COVID hospitalization survivor.  Yearwood, a diabetic, was rushed to the COVID Unit at the KHMH when [...]

1733 Active Cases; 810 in Belize District

Active COVID-19 cases continue to increase daily. The data up to Monday indicates that there are one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-three active cases and of that amount, eight hundred [...]

Uptake in Vaccination

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting an uptake in vaccination ahead of the October first change in policy. Over the last few weeks, persons, including children ages twelve [...]

You are Not Fully Vaccinate until 14 Days after Second Dose

While only one dose of the Janssen vaccine is recommended, all other vaccines are two doses. Doctor Diaz-Musa stresses that you are not fully vaccinated until fourteen days after that [...]

92% of Belize Coast Guard Vaccinated

The Belize Coast Guard is a law enforcement agency that is taking no chances with COVID-19. So far, ninety-two percent of the military organization has been vaccinated and there are [...]

Inside the K.H.M.H. COVID Unit at Capacity

To date, there are more than seventeen hundred active COVID-19 cases across the nation, with Belize District experiencing community spread for the past two weeks.  More than three hundred persons [...]

Area Rep Tells Islands to Remain Vigilant Despite Exemptions

As we have reported, San Pedro and Caye Caulker are among the communities enjoying certain exemptions from the recent COVID-19 regulations.  On Monday, we spoke with Area Representative Andre Perez, [...]

High Vaccine Uptake on Islands

Perhaps, a further silver lining for these two tourist communities, amidst the pandemic, is their high vaccination uptake. According to Perez, eighty percent of Caye Caulker’s population has been vaccinated. [...]

Undocumented Immigrants and Vaccination

Undocumented immigrants are another vulnerable population that is being considered for vaccination. According to Perez, undocumented immigrants are often fearful of visiting a vaccine center because of their status. He [...]