Intern who made false allegation dismissed from hospital

The female intern who admitted to lying about being robbed at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, has been fired.

The confirmation came from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh during a news conference Friday morning.

The minister said the decision was taken after a committee met with the intern.

The allegations by the intern - that she was held up and robbed of $300 - had led to security concerns at the hospital, with health workers threatening to protest.

Medical Association awaits investigation into alleged "dishonesty" by intern

The Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association says it is awaiting the findings of the Ministry of Health's enquiry into the alleged false abuse claims by an intern at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital a week ago.

In a statement issued today, the Medical Association says the issue of safety for health care providers at our health institutions is not a new one.

It says little progress has been made to resolve some of these problems.

NWRHA confirms intern gave false statement

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is also confirming that the intern who claimed to be robbed at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, fabricated the story.

The NWRHA says normal operations continue.

The following is the NWRHA's statement.

"The North West Regional Health Authority wishes to advise that the medical intern who reported being attacked and robbed at the Port of Spain General Hospital last Sunday night has confessed to NWRHA officials that the story was fabricated.

Hospital intern lied! No robbery took place

The Ministry of Health has revealed that the intern who reported being robbed at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, lied about the incident.

The Ministry said the truth came out during a meeting today.

The following is the Ministry's statement: