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.
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