SWRHA probes leak of chopped mom’s photos

The South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is investigating an apparent breach of patient confidentiality after photos of a woman who was allegedly chopped by her 15-year-old son were posted on social media.

Graphic photos of the woman’s injuries, including a severed hand and gaping wounds to her head, face and shoulder, were being widely circulated on Facebook and WhatsApp throughout the weekend. They appeared to show a badly injured woman on a hospital bed or stretcher.

T&T, Cuba sign bilateral health agreement

The Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh and the Minister of Public Health of Cuba Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda have signed a bilateral agreement on health matters, in Havana, Cuba. 

The Health Ministry says the agreement falls within the framework of the 2018 Health Convention for all, taking place in Havana. 

It says both parties previously held an exchange and verified the good development of bilateral relations in health matters.

Minister Deyalsingh also completed an extensive work programme during his stay in Cuba.

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.