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HEALTH SERVICES IN MAURITIUS

The Health services employ 650 doctors, 2700 nurses, 50 dentists and 17 pharmacists. A total of 13,000 are employed in the public Health services.
The 5 regional hospitals have 2500 beds.

In the private sector, there are 400 doctors, 14 private clinics with 600 beds, 20private medical laboratories and 275 private pharmacies.

The infectious diseases of the past have largely been eliminated.

Through safe water and sanitation, combined public health education and clinical programmes esp. for HIV/AIDS and national vaccination programs.

Mauritius is facing a growing problem with Non Communicable Diseases (NCD), Diabetes Mellitus, Strokes, Cancer and mental disease.

There are 23 Area Health Centres, 2 Medi-Clinics and 1 Community Hospital

The "Service d'Aide Medicale d'Urgence (SAMU) is attached to each Accident and Emergency Dept and operates on a 24-hour basis

Since 2001 the NCD Mobile Service" Caravane de Sante" was introduced to screen people for NCD (Diabetes, hypertension, visual problems, obesity, breast and cervical cancer. operating in the late afternoons every day after working hours.

 

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