Minister of health

Health Minister: “We’re taking no chances with new coronavirus…”

If you are travelling to this country from the United States or the Asian continent, then prepare to be screened.

Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, has confirmed that screening has begun at the Piarco International Airport and the ANR Robinson International Airport as the first line of defence against the deadly coronavirus—2019 NCOV—which first presented in Wuhan, China.

Ensure all primary school children with asthma get flu vaccine—Dr Rai Ragbir

Medical doctor, Dr Rai Ragbir, is calling on the Ministers of Education and Health to work in together, to ensure primary school students—especially those suffering with asthma—get the flu vaccine.

Speaking with Guardian Media on Tuesday at his Chaguanas offices, Dr Ragbir said over 35 reported cases of death because of the virus has many worried, yet the Ministry of Health was moving in an archaic manner to ensure nationals are vaccinated.

Deyalsingh concerned about infidelity and HIV/Aids

The fight against HIV/Aids will not be won unless people start taking personal responsibility, especially men who chose to have unprotected sex outside of marriage and committed relationships.

So said Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh who also expressed concern about the fact that the Caribbean has the second highest prevalence of HIV/Aids in the world after sub-Saharan Africa.

Health Minister discharged from hospital

Minister of Health, Terrance Deyalsingh has been discharged from hospital.

This has been confirmed by a statement issued by the Ministry of Health this afternoon.

"The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health was admitted to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital yesterday (July 13th, 2016) for observation and treatment. His condition has significantly improved and he was discharged from that hospital earlier today.