The US$16,000 needed for baby Ky'Mani Thompson to receive specialised care in Miami came too late to save his eyesight.
His parents were given the sad news by doctors but one-year-old Ky'Mani will still be undergoing surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami on October 24.
Fake versions of the popular Omega-XL "super oil" are once again being sold in T&T.
The Florida-based Great HealthWorks, which manufactures the supplement, is warning consumers that some local sellers are now using their counterfeit labels on bottles of fake drugs and selling it off as the bonafide Omega-XL brand.
On Friday, the company’s chief operating officer, Miles Du Preé, told the Sunday Guardian the counterfeit products were discovered locally about a month ago.
The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) says steps are being taken to prosecute persons involved in an altercation that occurred at the Accident and Emergency department of the St James Medical Complex on Tuesday night.
An official report indicates that the physical altercation involved between two patients brought in earlier by officers attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for medical attention and the patients’ relatives.
The NWRHA says security officers on duty immediately intervened and brought the situation under control.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert in his budget speech announced that the Cedros Health Centre will now be one of three health facilities to remain open 24/7.
However, villagers say there is no place to house medical staff who will work 12 hours shifts.
Last January, the nursing quarters built two years ago to house medical staff overnight, burnt to the ground and it was never rebuilt.
The government later shut down the 24/7 operation at the centre which resulted in many medical emergencies being left unattended.