health

Will hospital equipment dry rot?

By the time the Ministry of Health is ready to occupy the Children’s Hospital, in Couva, later this year, millions of dollars in equipment could be useless, according to former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan.

But current Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says an audit will have to be done to assess the functionality of the equipment before the hospital comes fully on stream.

Health Ministry congratulates all involved in Madamas rescue

The Ministry of Health is commending the collaborative efforts of the staff of the Ministry of Health, and other key public sector agencies, which guaranteed the successful rescue of campers, including a pregnant woman and a diabetic male, who were marooned in Madamas Bay, Matelot.

On Tuesday 30th January, 2018 officers attached to the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) and the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) were informed of several persons who were stranded at Madamas Bay. 

Help save our baby’s life

Six-month-old Christopher Sahadeo appears normal—cooing, smiling and kissing his mother like any normal baby but beneath his skull, his brain is slowly bleeding and if left untreated he could die.

The baby was injured last October after his parents’ wooden home at Enid Village, Rio Claro collapsed after heavy rainfall.

The ceiling tiles dropped on his head, knocking him unconscious. His mother, Christine Sahadeo, 21, had to run to safety with her unconscious baby before the entire house came tumbling down.

Surgeon should help pay $18 million medical lawsuit

A private medical institution is seeking to have the surgeon, who operated on the husband of former finance minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira, pay a percentage of the $18 million medical negligence judgment over his death.

Lawyers representing Gulf View Medical Centre yesterday presented submissions in its appeal over the decision of High Court Judge Frank Seepersad to dismiss its case against urologist Dr Lester Goetz in November, last year.

Health Ministry encouraging all to access flu vaccinations over the Carnival season

The Ministry of Health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) are advising members of the public to get the new 2018 Flu (Influenza) Vaccine, which is available at all Health Centres, at no cost.

A statement sent out by the Ministry of Health says that to ensure that members of the public are protected, especially for the upcoming Carnival season when many visitors arrive from countries with active flu transmission, the Ministry of Health is continuing its 2018 Flu Season Vaccination Drive.

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