Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says there is a crisis in the outbreak of H1N1 or swine flu in Trinidad especially in the southern part of the country where there have been three reported deaths.
Deyalsingh made this disclosure to the media after the official opening of the Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre at Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande yesterday.
The Minister of Health confirmed that three deaths have been recorded as a result of H1N1 and noted there are many more lab-confirmed cases.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says it stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to affected persons, following the inclement weather which resulted in severe flooding in some parts of south Trinidad.
As a second responder, the Ministry says it is working closely with its key disaster stakeholders including the first responders – the ODPM, as well as the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government’s Disaster Management Units (DMUs), to assess reported cases, so that assistance could be rendered.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers served by the Chatham Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Wednesday 24th May 2017, between the hours of 6 am and 12 midnight.
WASA says this has become necessary in order to facilitate pipeline interconnection works at LP 1983 Southern Main Road, Chatham.
The areas affected will include:
Residents in parts of South Trinidad are being advised of a disruption in their water supply on Tuesday.
The Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) says it will be conducting maintenance work to the Point Fortin Desalination Plant, resulting in an interruption in water supply between 8 am and 10 pm.
The areas to be affected will include Point Fortin, Parrylands, Sobo Extension, Cochrane, Brighton, Cato, Union, Vessigny, Mahaica, Fanny Village, Guapo, New Village, Clifton Hill, Vance River and parts of La Brea.
Three men were killed in separate incidents in South Trinidad between Saturday night and yesterday morning. They have been identified as Collin Mitchell, 52, Dixon Richards, 23 and Kirk Veronique, 25.
In the first incident, Mitchell, a father of three and grandfather of four, was killed while selling yams along Platanite Trace, Clarke Road, Penal on Saturday night.