TT brain surgery patients to benefit from MOU with China

Trinidad and Tobago nationals who are in need of brain surgery are set to benefit from a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the People’s Republic of China to strengthen cooperation in the field of medicine and health.
The Ministry of Health says the MOU, which was signed on May 14, 2018 during the official visit of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to the People’s Republic of China, will see the provision of a specialist medical team from the Beijing Tiantan Hospital (the leading neurosurgical medical institute in China) to perform much-needed neurosurgeries for locals.

Two health facilities closed because of water shortage

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is advising the public that the County Medical Officer of Health, St George Central office, located on Hassanali St and El Socorro Rd and the George St Health Centre were closed at 12 noon today, Tuesday 11th September, 2018.

This closure became necessary due to the disruption in the water supply to these facilities.

It says both facilities will resume operations at 8 am on Wednesday 12th September, 2018.

Health Minister: 100 percent turnout of healthcare workers

Minister of Health, Terrance Deylasingh says the health sector has seen a 100 percent turnout of health workers today.

The Minister said that in some cases, the figure is even above 100 percent.

"Last week I informed our citizens that our healthcare workers have earned the respect of a grateful nation. Today, not only have they earned our renewed respect, but they have also earned our eternal gratitude and trust," the minister said. 

50 tests for malaria in Cedros return negative

The Ministry of Health says that all 50 blood samples taken from residents of the Cedros area have all tested negative for malaria.

In a statement issued Friday, the Ministry said that as per protocol, on Monday 27th August, 11 persons were tested through the use of blood smears and all 11 came back negative for malaria.

New 540-bed tower to replace POS General's Central Block

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has agreed to construct a new 540 bed patient tower to replace the now decanted Central Block of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

The ministry shared the information today Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) and the Medical Association (TTMA) at the ministry's head office, Port of Spain.

The TTRNA and the TTMA were presented with two options for consideration:

NWRHA advises of changes made at Port-of-Spain General Hospital

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is advising that the Haematology Clinic formerly housed on ward 44 of the Central Block has been relocated to the second (2nd) floor of the administration building at Port of Spain General Hospital (POSGH).

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the NWRHA said patients continue to receive treatment as required and full clinic services will resume on Wednesday 29th August, 2018.

Health Ministry: No Malaria outbreak in T&T

The Ministry of Health is assuring that there is no Malaria outbreak in Trinidad and Tobago.

A statement by the ministry says the confirmed cases of malaria recorded thus far for the year are not unusual.

It says the majority of confirmed cases in Trinidad and Tobago are imported from neighbouring countries.

The ministry is further advising that it continues to take measures to prevent the spread of malaria through integrated vector control management practices, which include: