health

Protests force closure of four health centres

Four health centres have been closed as a result of protest action in Port-of-Spain this morning.

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has advised that public that due to current security concerns the following Health Centres will be closed today:

* Upper Laventille

* Success Laventille

* Oxford Street and

* George Street.

The NWRHA says that all persons with clinic appointments for this date will be rescheduled and members of the public can continue to access care, at any other Health Centre under the purview of the NWRHA.

Children get free surgeries

For over 60 years, the Princess Elizabeth Centre in Woodbrook has served as a home for physically handicapped children.

The compound contains a modern operating theatre, dormitories, outpatient clinic, orthopaedic workshop and expansive grounds that can be used for sports and family days. The centre also offers primary schooling, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Children with spinal and other physical disabilities from T&T and other Caribbean countries are also taken to the centre for corrective surgery.

Jackson’s ex-doctor fights for T&T license

Interventional cardiologist Dr Conrad Murray seems heading for a legal battle with the Medical Board of T&T (MBTT) over the continuation of his membership in order to practise here.

Murray had queried from the MBTT whether his membership was valid since May last year, as he is desirous of practising here.

But yesterday, Murray told the Sunday Guardian, “Neither my attorneys nor myself ever received a response from the Medical Board to date.”

Tobago health officials seeking relatives of this man

The Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) is seeking the public's assistance in locating the family of Shaffie Mohammed.

A statement by the TRHA says: "Mr Mohammed has indicated that he is from Cunupia and also has a sister who resides at Bamboo Settlement. He is eager to reunite with his family."

The statement does not give any further information on Mohammed's status by the TRHA is asking anyone who has information to contact his relatives, to call the Scarborough General Hospital at 660-4744 extension 3264.

 

Cuffie hits back: I'm more alive than 'phantom' PEP membership

Minister of Communications and Public Administration, Maxie Cufffie has hit back at the leader of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP) Phillip Alexander, who has made several disparaging remarks about his health.

Cuffie says he is well on the road to recovery and will return to T&T as soon as doctors clear him to travel.

Will hospital equipment dry rot?

By the time the Ministry of Health is ready to occupy the Children’s Hospital, in Couva, later this year, millions of dollars in equipment could be useless, according to former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan.

But current Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says an audit will have to be done to assess the functionality of the equipment before the hospital comes fully on stream.

Health Ministry congratulates all involved in Madamas rescue

The Ministry of Health is commending the collaborative efforts of the staff of the Ministry of Health, and other key public sector agencies, which guaranteed the successful rescue of campers, including a pregnant woman and a diabetic male, who were marooned in Madamas Bay, Matelot.

On Tuesday 30th January, 2018 officers attached to the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) and the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) were informed of several persons who were stranded at Madamas Bay. 

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