NWRHA needs help identifying unknown patient at POS ICU

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male patient who is currently warded at the Intensive Care Unit, Port of Spain General Hospital.

The NWRHA says he was found in the vicinity of Wrightson Road near the HYATT Regency Hotel and brought into the hospital by the Emergency Health Services at 1:50 am on Sunday 11th November, 2018.

He is:

* Of East Indian or Asian Descent

* Approximately 20 to 30 years old

* 56 Kgs

* Estimated at 5ft 5inches

* Brown skinned (medium tone)

Diabetes Association embarks on series of events for World Diabetes Day

On Wednesday 14 November, 2018, the World and Trinidad and Tobago will recognize World Diabetes Day.

The theme announced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) for 2018 and 2019 is “The  Family and Diabetes”.

The Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago (DATT) is a Member Association of IDF with 168 similar associations internationally.

IDF is the leading organization that represents people living with diabetes. 

Diabetes has a tremendous impact on the family and support network of those affected with this condition.

Health inspectors move to stop sale of flood-contaminated food

The Ministry of Health says that in the past week, Public Health Inspectors have inspected 17,449 premises in the flood-affected communities throughout Trinidad.

In a statement issued Thursday, the ministry said that thus far, inspectors have reported that 21 schools and 550 food premises were impacted.

It was also reported that 17 farms lost animals due to the recent flooding.

NWRHA sets up medical outpost in El Socorro South

The North West Regional Health Authority says it will be extending its services to persons affected by the recent flooding in the El Socorro South area via a medical outpost station at Massy Technologies Limited Carpark located at El Socorro Extension South (Opposite VEMCO).

It will run from 9 am to 2 pm on Thursday 25th October, 2018.

Services offered will include basic screening for Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose.

There will also be a medical physician and pharmacist on site.