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V.I. Department of Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion testifies during Thursday’s Health, Hospitals, and Human Services Committee hearing. (Photo by Chaunte Herbert for the V.I. Legislature)

Mental Health Disparities Still a Concern in Territory

To bolster awareness and address the stigma surrounding mental health, a Senate panel voted Thursday to forward a bill declaring the month of May as Virgin Islands Mental Health Awareness Month.
Sen. Allison Degazon (D-STT) questions Callwood and O'Neal at Tuesday's Finance Committee hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Senate Panel OKs Bill on Exploitation of Seniors

People who take advantage of seniors unable to care for themselves are the target of a bill approved and moved forward Monday by the Senate Committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services.
Schneider Regional Medical Center is the hospital for St. Thomas. (Source file photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

Hospital Dialysis Units Are Surviving, Not Thriving

Hemodialysis units at the territory's two hospitals have undergone extreme challenges since the days of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and while they have stabilized, they still have a long way to go before they are successfully serving the USVI.

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