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MS support group holds forum

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Bermuda held its third annual medical symposium this weekend aimed at raising awareness of the disease.

Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, commended the organisation for its work over more than 30 years.

Ms Wilson said there was an “undetermined” number of people on the island living with MS, but that the society's work brought “awareness and renewed focus” to the disease.

She added: “Sadly, about 200 new cases are diagnosed each week in the United States.

“In Bermuda, we are not too far removed from having new cases being diagnosed annually.”

Ms Wilson said the Government was committed to reforming healthcare payment to rein in costs and improve access to care.

“That work is progressing, and soon we will be in a position to have more dialogue on what this may look like,” she said.

To read the minister's statement in full, click on the PDF below “Related Media”.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Bermuda committee members Carolyn Armstrong and Stanley Ingham (File photograph)

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Published June 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm (Updated June 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm)

MS support group holds forum

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