Baby loses eyesight, donations came too late

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.

Omega-XL warns of imposter product

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.

NWRHA moves to prosecute those involved in brawl at St James Medical Complex

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.

Cedros villagers concerned about how 24/7 health centre will function

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.