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QEH monitoring asthma cases

May 8, 2024

Officials at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have been monitoring the number of asthmatics presenting to the Accident and Emergency Department, in light of concerns about Saharan dust, the recent increase in fires and other triggers for asthma.

Head of the AED, Consultant Dr. Anne-Marie Cruickshank made the revelation while receiving a donation from the Barbados Asthma Association to observe World Asthma Day.

The Barbados Asthma Association handed over 42 peak flow meters and 36 spacing devices valued at over $1000.

President Rosita Pollard says the donation is one of their main activities.

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