Another doctor lost to COVID-19

Baldomino Barboza

To date, there have now been close to 300 COVID-19 related deaths reported by the Ministry of Health and a number of those have been frontline personnel and healthcare professionals. One of the most recent of those is Dr. Baldomino Barboza of Orange Walk, who lost his fight to COVID-19 in early January 2021. Dr. Barboza was well-known and loved among the entire medical community countrywide, especially in Orange Walk where he worked for many years. The late Dr. Barboza contracted COVID-19 late last year and serious complications led to his recent death at the Belize Healthcare Partners Limited.
Dr. Barboza worked as a general practitioner from 1981 to 1987, and went on to specialize in Internal Medicine in Costa Rica. Upon his return, he served as the first internist in the northern region for 25 years. During this time, Dr. Barboza also held the post of District Medical Officer, a post he held up to his retirement from the public sector. He went on to work at the Northern Medical Plaza, where he remained up to his death. Dr. Barboza remained a member of the Belize Medical and Dental Association for many years. He was a dedicated and loved doctor, who gave selflessly to his community and responded to the call as a frontline doctor during this pandemic.
Many sympathies have been extended to the family, friends and medical colleagues of Dr. Barboza.