Health

Flu still plagues island

Saturday August 08, 2015

People are most contagious at the earliest stages of sickness, which could explain the rapid spread of viral infections on Rarotonga, says chief medical officer Dr Bernard Fouke.

Disability workshops begin

Wednesday August 05, 2015

The first of four workshops for families and carers of children with autism or a disability will begin tomorrow.

Autism help at workshop

Friday July 31, 2015

Free workshops will be run throughout August for families and carers of children who have autism or a disability.

Mammogram bus takes to the road

Tuesday July 28, 2015

For the first three days of this week a 19-seater green bus will be doing circuits around the hostels taking visiting women from the Pa Enua up to the hospital for a mammogram. 

Environmentalists are concerned a temporary shower block at Avarua Primary School being built for Te Maeva Nui visitors could contaminate Rarotonga’s lagoon. 

The 17th annual health conference has put local researchers, doctors and nurses under the spotlight.

Health meeting starts

Tuesday July 21, 2015

The 17th Annual Health Conference began yesterday at the Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa.

Confusion over fees

Saturday July 18, 2015

The cost of health fees for expatriate workers is still causing confusion, weeks after cabinet passed the new National Health Services Fee Schedule on July 1.

With the Te Maeva Nui celebrations coming up, the Ministry of Health is getting concerned about the way food is served.

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