Antigua and Barbuda: The Health and the Environment Ministry of Antigua and Barbuda has given various recent updates on the health situation of the country. The Ministry has also shred an update on the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Firstly, The Ministry of Health informed the general public that the Villa Polyclinic would officially open for the general public the next week, that is, Monday, April 11 2022, following the opening ceremony earlier on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Sir Molwyn Joseph, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Antigua and Barbuda, Her Excellency Zhang Yanling, Permanent Secretary, Ena Dalso-Henry, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Teri-Ann Joseph, Principal Nursing Officer, Margaret Smith, Medical Officer for the Polyclinics, Dr Anike Matthew-Anthony and other senior officers of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
Further, The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment would like to congratulate the Emergency Medical Technicians from the Antigua Barbuda Emergency Medical Services who successfully completed the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course at the American University of Antigua.
The ACLS course is build on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.
The Ministry has also expressed gratitude to the American University of Antigua for facilitating our team.
Director of the ABEMS, Shawn Greenidge, indicated that he is looking forward to a continued partnership between the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment and the American University of Antigua.
Further, Health Ministry also shared the COVID-19 report of Antigua and Barbuda. As per the most recent report received by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment revealed eighteen (18) new laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Antigua and Barbuda as of Tuesday, April 5 2022, at 6 pm.
Three (3) cases were recorded on March 31, four (4) on April 1, one (1) on April 2, seven (7) on April 4 and three (3) on April 5.
Two hundred and twenty-three (223) samples were processed.
Consequently, the number of people who have contracted the COVID-19 pandemic has been confirmed by the laboratory to stand at seven thousand five hundred and eleven (7,511), which is inclusive of eighteen (18) active cases. There are three (3) hospitalized cases, of which one (1) is considered moderate and two (2) mild.