Labour plans free care in pregnancy

first_imgNZ Herald 9 August 2014Pregnant women would get free dental care, doctors’ visits and prescriptions under a Labour Government in a plan to be unveiled at the party’s campaign launch.Labour officially kicks off its election push with an Oscar Kightley-hosted launch at the Viaduct Events Centre tomorrow afternoon.The Weekend Herald understands a primary healthcare package for pregnant women costing just over $10 million will be one of two policy announcements on the day.While pregnant women are entitled to some free doctors’ visits, they have to pay for non pregnancy-related care including dentists’ visits.Labour’s plan is driven by research showing a link between the health of mothers, including oral health, and the wellbeing of their children. read more

Five-day Lockdown Begins Today

first_img Sharing is caring! (2) For the purposes of this Order “essential service” includes –air traffic (including meteorological, telecommunication, security, fire and ambulance services connected with airports) services;fire and ambulance, prison or police service;medical, health, hospital, infirmary or nursing home services;telecommunications or broadcasting services; Liquor licenses remain suspended until Tuesday, but bars remain closed until the curfew order expires, that is mid-May. Attorney General Levi Peter read Mr De Freitas’ communication at a press conference on WednesdayFrom 6pm today, the local population will begin its longest lockdown period of five straight days until Tuesday at 6am.At a Ministry of Health briefing on Wednesday evening, the Hon Attorney General, Levi Peter further clarified the terms of the curfew order.“From Thursday until Tuesday 14th April 6am no person shall be in a public place unless they are an essential worker,” he said.He also added that that essential worker must be travelling to or from providing that essential service.“Other than that, everybody should be inside”Breaching the curfew order is punishable by law and the police will be enforcing that directive. Share Share BusinessCoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews Five-day Lockdown Begins Today by: – April 9, 2020 621 Views   no discussions water, electricity or sanitation services;banking business services;credit union business services;grocery, agricultural, fisheries or pharmaceutical services;immigration, customs or postal services;services connected with the House of Assembly;services connected with the loading and unloading of ships and with the storage and delivery of goods at, or from a dock, wharf or warehouse operated in connection with the dock or wharf;services connected with the loading distribution, transportation or retail of petroleum fuel, liquefied natural gas or any renewable energy source;public services connected with the payment of salaries, pensions and other benefits in government departments, agencies, statutory bodies and armslength bodies;services connected with the Judiciary, including the attendance at court of attorneys;services connected with essential government functions as directed by the Secretary to the Cabinet;airport, seaport and civil aviation services; (q) fresh produce markets.(3) For the purposes of this Order an “essential worker” includes officers of –the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force;Dominica State Prison;members of the Judiciary;the Department of Social Services;the Department of Environmental Health Services;the Custom and Excise Division;the Accountant-General’s Division;the Inland Revenue Division;waste disposal and sanitation companies;any hospital or health care, medical, residential care establishment or facility;the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority;essential officers of any water, electricity or other sector encompassing the provision of electronic communications including print and electronic media;any public officer or category of public officer as directed by the Secretary to the Cabinet, Share Tweetlast_img read more