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Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville spoke to nurses at an event held over the weekend where he reiterated the Government’s commitment to improving the health care sector.

“A few months ago I laid in Parliament the new Nurses and Midwives Bill that aims to repeal and replace the current act and make way for the modernization of the way nursing is practiced throughout our commonwealth. I believe that I have the full support of the nursing community and I intend to debate this bill and move swiftly for it to be enacted as a new piece of legislation in the early part of next year. Ladies and gentlemen, as outlined in our Blueprint for Change, our transformative health care agenda is a priority for the Davis administration. As your Minister of Health and Wellness, it is my mandate to provide safe, modernized health care environments with trained personnel throughout our archipelago. Clinics and health facilities here on New Providence and throughout the Family Islands are currently undergoing infrastructural repairs and upgrades.”

The Minister made his remarks at the event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Nurses Association of The Bahamas where several nurses were honored.