Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Consultant Haematologist Dr Kenneth Charles has admitted that Venezuelans who come to T&T to work would not be eligible to donate blood for one year.
Charles, a senior lecturer, made the comment on Tuesday at his Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, office in response to a T&T Guardian article published last Friday headlined “Venezuelans can give blood too- NCRHA head.”
Chief executive officer of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Dalvin Thomas has said that Venezuelan nationals can donate blood to the Blood Bank.
He said, however, the blood will be tested.
He made the statement at yesterday’s World Blood Donor Day symposium hosted by the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with North Central Regional Health Authority.
The future looked grim for Amira Baboolal.
With four tumours growing near critical parts of her liver, it would have been risky performing another open surgery in under two years.
But within 24 hours after the 61-year-old cancer warrior was wheeled into the theatre at the Southern Medical Clinic in San Fernando on Monday, she was on her way home with the tumours burned dead.
Do you know these men?
The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the relatives or next of kin of these three men - Samuel Jeffers, Jerry Williams and Rudolph Wallace.
The NWRHA says it would like any known relatives or next of kin of the above persons to contact the Medical Social Work Department, General Hospital, Port of Spain at 285-8989 ext. 2561/2563.
The US Navy hospital ship 'Comfort' will visit Trinidad and Tobago soon during its upcoming medical support mission to Latin America to help tackle humanitarian crisis created by the influx of Venezuelan migrants, the US Southern Command said in a press release on Friday.
The ship will make port calls in 11 countries in total.
"Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago for working port visits," the release said.
A nurse from Sangre Grande, suffering from a rare autoimmune disease has been granted permission to sue the Ministry of Social Development and Family Affairs and the Central Public Assistance Board over refusing to grant her a disability assistance grant.
Fire officers responded to a fire earlier today at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
According to reports, around 2.40pm smoke was seen emanating from the pantry of the Physiotherapy Clinic of the hospital and the fire service was contacted.
CEO of the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), Wendy Ali who was at the scene told Guardian Media that those who were in the vicinity of the pantry was evacuated and no one sustained any injuries.
The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is advising of a temporary disruption in the electrical supply on Sunday at the first tower of the San Fernando General Hospital’s main building during the hours of 7 am to 4 pm.
The SWRHA says this is part of the continued upgrade of the electrical infrastructure at the hospital.
The main areas that will be directly affected include Medical Extension 1 and 3, Burns Unit and the Labour Ward.