Woman still critical after arm severed

A mother whose hand was severed by her son in a brutal cutlass attack remains warded in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

Doctors have managed to stem the bleeding in her brain and have reattached her limb but cannot say if she will ever regain full control of her hand. A source at the hospital said she is making slow progress and it may be weeks before she is able to give a statement to the police.

Mother's hand successfully reattached by surgeons

Surgeons successfully reattached the hand of the Freeport mother whose limb was severed during a cutlass attack allegedly by her son on Thursday.

Reports indicate that the surgery was successful, and the woman was recovering.

She is warded in the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

The 46-year-old mother was chopped multiple times on her neck, chest and her right hand severed.

She is employed as a nurse.


PM invites India to participate in healthcare at Couva Hospital

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi engaged in bilateral discussions during the first official day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) today, the Office of the Prime Minister said Thursday.

Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dennis Moses was also present for the talks.
Prime Minister Modi indicated during the meeting that his Government was interested in partnering with Trinidad and Tobago in the areas of information communication technology (ICT), energy and pharmaceuticals. 

Injured police officers turned away from health facility

An investigation has been launched into an incident at the Couva Health Facility in which three police officers were refused treatment because they had no medical card.

The officers, dressed in their police uniform, went to the health facility early Sunday morning after receiving minor injuries during the arrest of two men at Dow Village, California.

Three new ultrasound machines for nation's hospitals

The Ministry of Health has acquired three additional state-of-the-art, advanced ultrasound machines to improve the quality of healthcare provided in our public hospitals for mothers and their babies.

The ministry says these new machines will strengthen Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound services at the Regional Health Authorities and are currently in use at the Port of Spain General Hospital, Mt. Hope Women’s Hospital and the San Fernando General Hospital.

NWRHA upgrades neonatal ward at POS General Hospital

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is upgrading the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Port of Spain General Hospital.

One new initiative is the introduction of the Kangaroo Care system in the NICU.

This is a method of caring for premature babies in which the infants are held, skin to skin, by a parent, usually the mother, for as many hours as possible every day.