Ailing lawyer claims radiation poisoning

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.

Sanctions will apply if child refused medical help - SWRHA

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.

Docs deny sick baby care at health centre - too close to closing time

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.

Retired health worker pleads for Deyalsingh’s help

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.

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