People spreading propaganda that the swine flu vaccine is unsafe is causing a major problem, says Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh.
"But the vaccine is safe, available and that's the action we now have to take," Deyalsingh said on Tuesday.
He was replying to UNC Senator Wade Mark's queries in the Senate on Tuesday.
Almost five months after the central block at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital was condemned following the 6.9 earthquake which forced the immediate relocation of patients and staff—answers are being demanded as to when demolition and rehabilitation works will begin.
Urging Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to intervene, president of T&T Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) Idi Stewart described the situation at the hospital as one which had reached “crisis point.”
The Ministry of Health says it has recently procured an additional 20,300 doses of the influenza vaccine through the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) for distribution to public health facilities across Trinidad and Tobago.
The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown patient who underwent emergency surgery at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
The unidentified man was found unconscious in the vicinity of the Beetham Highway at approximately 1:30 am this morning, Sunday 3rd February, 2019 and brought into the hospital by GMRTT.
* Of East Indian descent
* Approximately 30 years old
* Slim built
* Approximately 75kg – 80kg (165 - 176lbs)
* 6ft tall
* Medium brown in complexion
The Ministry of Health is telling customers not to purchase frozen chicken nuggets manufactured by Tyson Foods Inc., following a recall by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The US recall involved 36,000 pounds of the frozen chicken nuggets and was done after consumers reported finding soft blue pieces of rubber inside this food product.
Almost five months after the central block at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital was condemned and evacuated following the 6.9 earthquake—demolition and rehabilitation works are yet to begin.
President of T&T Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) Idi Stewart described the situation at the health facility as one which had reached “crisis point.”
On Friday, Stewart wrote to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley imploring him to prioritise the project.