health

Deyalsingh: Swine flu propaganda, a major problem

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.

Nurses tell PM: POSGH at crisis point

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.”

Doctors need help identifying man found unconscious on Beetham Highway today

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.

He is:

* Of East Indian descent

* Approximately 30 years old

* Slim built

* Approximately 75kg – 80kg (165 - 176lbs)

* 6ft tall

* Medium brown in complexion

Recall! Don't purchase, sell frozen chicken nuggets by Tyson Foods Inc

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. 

Build new Port-of-Spain hospital block

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.

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