Children's Life Fund

Opposition Leader concerned about Children's Life Fund's rejection of Shannen

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is expressing concern over the rejection by the Children’s Life Fund to a request for assistance for 4-year-old Shannen Luke.

On Tuesday the head of the Children’s Life Fund rejected an application for assistance on two grounds.

Health Ministry: All Children's Life Fund applications are treated with fairness

The Ministry of Health says all applications under the Children's Life Fund are treated with urgency and is decided upon by the board of the Fund.

The Ministry was responding to threats made earlier in the day by attorney Gerald Ramdeen who threatened to take legal action if an application is not approved for one of his clients.

The following is a statement by the Ministry of Health: