Health

Relief doctors plan to return

Monday January 22, 2018

Relief doctors, who have been helping at Rarotonga hospital over the Christmas period are set to leave the island this month, but are planning to return here for good once they have completed their studies.

People who burn tyres and plastic are causing a health hazard and could face prosecution, the Cook Islands Health ministry has warned.

Despite growing concerns at outbreaks of dengue fever in some parts of the Pacific, the Cook Islands so far remains safe from the mosquito-borne disease.

Excellence prize for Health boss

Friday December 08, 2017

Departing Health secretary Elizabeth Iro was awarded the Leadership Excellence Award at the 2016-17 Cook Islands Public Service Excellence Awards on Wednesday.

Special gift for Health ministry

Thursday December 07, 2017

Ministry of Health yesterday received an early Christmas present from the national telecommunication provider Bluesky Cook Islands.

Minister of Health Nandi Glassie has confirmed some mental patients with extreme behavioural issues are still having to be housed in Arorangi prison.

Ministers boost exercise programme

Tuesday November 07, 2017

The Cook Islands Men’s Health daily exercise programme got off to a perfect start at Constitution Park in Avarua yesterday.

Secretary of health Elizabeth Iro has been appointed the chief nursing officer at the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Weight loss plan a ‘winner’

Tuesday October 10, 2017

STRUGGLING for breath while bending over to tie his shoe laces was a life - defining moment for Thomas Wynne.

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