The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) says steps are being taken to prosecute persons involved in an altercation that occurred at the Accident and Emergency department of the St James Medical Complex on Tuesday night.
An official report indicates that the physical altercation involved between two patients brought in earlier by officers attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for medical attention and the patients’ relatives.
The NWRHA says security officers on duty immediately intervened and brought the situation under control.
Further intervention and assistance was rendered by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service who were contacted by security officials and arrived shortly thereafter.
The NWRHA says no other patient or member of staff was injured during or as a result of the said altercation.
It is condemning any unlawful behaviour including the actions of these members of the public who were involved in this unfortunate incident.
As a result, it says steps have been initiated to prosecute persons to the full extent of the law with respect to the damage caused to the property of the Authority.
Additionally, the NWRHA says it will be engaging the police with a view of establishing a protocol to deal with injured persons brought in by the police to any of its facilities, who may have been involved in the commission of a criminal offence either as a perpetrator or victim.
Members of the public are being assured t24-hour operations continue at the Accident and Emergency department of the St. James Medical Complex.