Preventable crashes continue to burden health system

Over the Easter holidays we had two motorcycle crash-related hospital admissions involving young people, one of whom was referred from Aitutaki. Both incidents were associated with alcohol. “Road traffic crashes are avoidable and it is disappointing that drivers continue to risk their lives on our roads”, says Secretary of Health, Dr Josephine Herman. “The costs…

Dengue Update – 28 March 2019

Media Release – Dengue Update 28 March 2019 Since declaring DENV-1 in Rarotonga earlier this year, dengue notifications to the Ministry ofHealth now total 24 cases (18 confirmed, six probable) with half being female. The age range ofcases is six to 71 years (<15 years n=5, 15-44 years n=11, >45 years n=8). While initial dengue…