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New Cancer Centre in Vacoas to be operational in May 2020, says Prime Minister

New Cancer Centre in Vacoas to be operational in May 2020, says Prime Minister
Date:March 05, 2020|Domain:Health

​GIS - 05 March, 2020: The New Centre for the treatment of cancer, constructed to the tune of Rs 1 billion in Vacoas, will be operational in May 2020, announced, yesterday, the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communica


Government gears up to reduce socio-economic impact of Covid-19

Government gears up to reduce socio-economic impact of Covid-19
Date:March 04, 2020|Domain:Health

​GIS - 04 March, 2020: The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, announced a series of measures to reduce the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 for Mauritius, at a press conference, this afternoon, at the Treasury Building, in Port Louis. The


Covid-19: Mauritius bars entry to foreign passengers from Italy and Iran

Covid-19: Mauritius bars entry to foreign passengers from Italy and Iran
Date:February 28, 2020|Domain:Health--Tourism

​GIS - 28 February, 2020: Foreign passengers coming from or having stayed in Italy and Iran during the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Mauritius. As for Mauritians coming from these countries, they will be automatically placed in quarantin


Free medication for hepatitis C patients

Free medication for hepatitis C patients
Date:February 07, 2020|Domain:Health

​GIS - 07 February, 2020: Free medication will be provided by a UK-based biopharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, to patients suffering from hepatitis C in Mauritius under a medicine donation programme, announced yesterday, the Prime Minister, Mi


National Drug Control Master Plan to be launched in September

National Drug Control Master Plan to be launched in September
Date:August 23, 2019|Domain:Health

GIS – 23 August, 2019: The National Drug Control Master Plan will be launched in September 2019, announced, yesterday, the Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Dr Anwar Husnoo, following a meeting of the High-Level Drugs and HIV Council, held at


Fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking remains one of Government’s priorities, says Prime Minister

Fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking remains one of Government’s priorities, says Prime Minister
Date:June 27, 2019|Domain:Law and Order--Health

GIS - 27 June, 2019: The fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking remains one of Government’s priorities in its endeavour to promote a safer and healthier society for the youngsters of the country and the population and the collaboration of


Government earmarks unprecedented budget of Rs 11.7 billion annually for health sector

Government earmarks unprecedented budget of Rs 11.7 billion annually for health sector
Date:April 09, 2019|Domain:Health

 GIS - 09 April, 2019: Statistics regarding the number of people suffering from NCDs in Mauritius are alarming, constituting 81 % of diseases and 85 % of mortality in Mauritius. The core mission of the Government remains ensuring the well-being of t


Government aims at the social reintegration of drug users through health-based and person-centred approach, says Prime Minister

Government aims at the social reintegration of drug users through health-based and person-centred approach, says Prime Minister
Date:March 18, 2019|Domain:Health--Law and Order--International Relations--Foreign Affairs

GIS - 18 March, 2019: One of Government’s main challenges in Mauritius is the establishment of a well-structured psycho-social support for drug users. Our ultimate aim is the rehabilitation and social reintegration of drug users through the developm


UNFPA to assist in formulating new national population policy for Mauritius

UNFPA to assist in formulating new national population policy for Mauritius
Date:February 20, 2019|Domain:Health

​The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will assist in the formulation of the new national population policy for Mauritius which will, among others, address issues that are critical for the demography of the country such as fertility and ageing


Prime Minister chairs First High Level Drugs and HIV Council

Prime Minister chairs First High Level Drugs and HIV Council
Date:January 09, 2019|Domain:Health

GIS - 09 January, 2019: The High Level Drugs and HIV Council’s first meeting was chaired yesterday by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development,