The Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados is preparing a document to take to Cabinet – which will provide for free health care for all CARICOM nationals residing in Barbados, whether or not they are skilled nationals.

The Caribbean News Service said in a report that news of this came from Health and Wellness Minister, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, as he delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of a World Health Day activity, organized by the Pan American Health Organization in collaboration with the Ministry.

Lt. Col. Bostic told the gathering that the theme for World Health Day 2019, Universal Health: Everyone, Everywhere, was consistent with the policy goals of the Barbados Government which placed high priority on providing universal access to high quality health care.

He said the Ministry was working assiduously to put both the necessary infrastructure and processes in place to meet the June 1 deadline for the implementation of the 24-hour system at the Winston Scott Polyclinic and the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex.

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