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PHA Denies Asthma Med Shortage

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) does not have a shortage of asthma medication, despite what former Health Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis told a daily newspaper.

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) on Wednesday refuted the Opposition leader’s claim.

Dr. Minnis told The Tribune that there is a shortage of albuterol, which is used to treat asthma attacks.

Residents who live near the New Providence Landfill have had to contend with poor air quality in recent days as a result of a fire at the dumpsite.

But, in a press statement, the PHA said the drug is in stock and available in all forms “for the treatment of our patients.”

“The PHA also wishes to assure the public that the drug is available in full supply at clinics throughout New Providence, in particular those in clinics that may be located in areas affected by the smoke from dump fire,” the statement said.

“The Authority wishes to assure all clients and the public at large that we also pay keen attention to environmental factors that impact the health of Bahamians and residents.”

The PHA said it more than capable of treating any respiratory cases associated with the city dump.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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