Friday 3 July, 2020

Barbados Drug Service extends grace period for babies without IDs

Parents with babies born between February and June can breathe a sigh of relief as the Barbados Drug Service has extended the grace period for serving medications free of cost for minors despite them having no ID cards.  

The consideration was given as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, recognising that some guardians were not able to obtain Barbados national identification cards for newborns.

The initial grace period of six weeks has now been extended to July 31, which allows all parents with children born between February 10 and June 15 to obtain their children’s ID cards.

In a press release issued today (June 21) parents are reminded that the Barbados national ID card is a requirement to access medication listed on the Barbados Drug Formulary free of cost at the point of service on behalf of children under 16 years.

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