he St Augustine Private Medical Hospital is now facing a probe by the Ministry of Health after medical waste from the institution was found dumped at Psalm Drive, off St John’s Road, St Augustine, yesterday morning.
However, an official from the institution who spoke anonymously told the T&T Guardian yesterday blamed a contractor for the incident, saying they were in charge of the hospital’s waste disposal.
The Ministry of Health is ramping up its messaging about HIV and Aids prevention and reduction this Carnival season.
Prevention Coordinator at the health ministry’s HIV Unit, Keitha Kennedy, reports that most of the 11,000 people living with HIV in this country are in the 15 to 49 years age group, the peak period of work productivity and sexual reproductivity.
She also points out that the majority of those living with the disease are men.
At least 50 per cent of primary and secondary school children are overweight and are at risk of becoming diabetics.
This startling statistic was disclosed as a Joint Select Committee on Social Services and Public Administration met to examine the current levels of childhood obesity and what the State was doing to promote a healthier lifestyle among children.
Among the initiatives, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health implemented in 2017 was the restriction of sugary drinks being sold in schools.
A Moruga man who climbed a 200-foot cell tower, singing soca and performing acrobatics has been taken to hospital for observation.
The man, of Basse Terre, Moruga was seen climbing up the tower around 11 am on Tuesday.
He was heard singing soca hits loudly and when he reached the top of the tower he began yanking the cell tower panels, an eyewitness said.
Scores of people lined St Mary's Road taking photos and videos of the acrobatics with their cellphones.
Rick Joseph said he saw the man scaling up and down the tower at least three times.
An attorney is claiming she suffered radiation poisoning at a popular private nursing home in San Fernando after undergoing a CT scan.
Cherry-Ann Rajkumar, 42, accompanied by her husband Marvin Ramnarine held a second protest in three days calling for the nursing home, which has not accepted liability, to release the machine’s logs.
Rajkumar said the logs will assist her doctors in determining the exact level of the radiation she was exposed to so they could administer the appropriate treatment.
CEO of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) Keith McDonald is promising that if any employee is found culpable in denying a 13-month-old baby care at the Marabella Health Centre on Friday, he or she will be sanctioned.
McDonald said he had a preliminary report before him yesterday, but there were still outstanding details that are needed. He said the investigator will be speaking with staff at the health centre soon.
Less than three weeks after Simone Chadee gave birth in the back seat of a car after being turned away by staff at the Marabella Health Centre, a mother and her ailing baby have allegedly been denied treatment at the same facility because it was about to close.
Marabella resident Sunita Balgobin shared her ordeal on Facebook on Friday after she and her one-year-old son were denied care at the facility. In response to her Facebook post, many users took the opportunity to comment about the poor medical service they have received.
After decades of work at the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), former Orthopedic technician John Rodriguez is appealing to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh to help him, saying that 18 months after retirement, he is yet to receive one cent of his pension.
Rodriguez said he will give the SWRHA until the end of February and is already consulting with an attorney to file legal action against the organisation to get his hard-earned money.