PM leaves for medical check-up in California

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley left for Los Angeles, California this morning where he will undergo a series of medical tests related to a coronary issue. 

A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister says that Dr Rowley and his family are grateful for the outpouring of concern and well wishes that have been expressed since the announcement.

The Prime Minister said the positive sentiments have been a source of strength.

Finance Minister, Colm Imbert will act as Prime Minister until Dr Rowley’s return.

Warning over Ecstacy, Molly drugs in T&T

The National Security Minister is warning about the proliferation of the drug 'Ecstasy' in this country.

Minister Stuart Young said recent raids yielded at least 1,600 of the pills.

The minister at the time could not say where they were seized and who is the popular target market for the drug.

But the drug commonly called ‘Molly’ is used mostly by party goers and the minister said due to Carnival, they've been able to pick up a lot of the pills. 

Carnival access to hospital will be through mortuary gate

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is advising members of the public that vehicular access to the Port of Spain General Hospital on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March 2019 will be via the Mortuary Gate on Belmont Circular Road.

The main entrance on Charlotte Street and maternity gate on Queen’s Park East will be closed.

The NWRHA says that access will only be granted to emergency vehicles and private vehicles transporting persons with medical emergencies.

Ministry launches investigation into alleged illegal dumping of medical waste

The Ministry of Health has launched an investigation into the alleged illegal dumping of medical waste in St. Augustine. 

The Ministry received a report of the illegal dumping in an empty lot in Psalm Drive, St. Augustine yesterday.

According to reports, officials from the Office of the County Medical Officer of Health for St George East immediately investigated the matter. 

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health:

"While illegally dumped waste was observed, no bio-hazardous waste was found at the site contrary to media reports. 

SWRHA offers treatment abroad for sick toddler

Fol­low­ing the threat of a law­suit for neg­li­gence in di­ag­nos­ing three-year-old Jay­don Gilbert, who suf­fers from Hirschsprung’s dis­ease, the South West Re­gion­al Health Au­thor­i­ty (SWRHA) is of­fer­ing to have him un­der­go cor­rec­tive surgery at the Jack­son Memo­r­i­al Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in the Unit­ed States.