We need to stop using this term “medical tourism” as it relates to The Bahamas – thus giving foreigners the impression that they can travel to The Bahamas to get what they cannot get back home.
The current firestorm over this subject should be focused on whether or not government will abide by the law on medical projects in the face of special interests (foreign or Bahamian) and their cash.
Thanks in large part to a $100,000 dollar pledge by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) the Sick Kids Telemedicine Lab in the Oncology department of the Princess Margaret Hospital is now open.
Why is it that so many members of the medical profession place such a high premium on their time while completely disregarding the time constraints placed on their patients?
Doctors Hospital Health System, which includes Bahamas Medical Center and Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, offers access to a potentially life-saving treatment for men with prostate cancer.
The Cancer Centre’s managing director Arthur Porteris being investigated for possible links to a company involved in an alleged fraud case at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal.
To consider investing in stem cell research and medical tourism without the under pinning of a law for the disabled would be troublesome.
Reports out of Cuba indicate that a number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have been interrogated by police for allegedly treating private, paying patients under the table.
Entry into the Ministry of Health’s Nursing Cadet Program and the Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) Nursing Program at The College of The Bahamas are quickly becoming a “hot ticket”.