The South-West Regional Health Authority is advising that there were two suspected cases of meningitis recently dying in South Trinidad but says, however, that none of these have yet been confirmed.
The SWRHA has, in a statement, extended its sincerest condolences to the families of the two children.
"In keeping with the SWRHA's protocols, samples to test for meningitis were taken from the patients and sent to the Trinidad and Tobago Public Health Laboratory," the statement says.
Following the threat of a lawsuit for negligence in diagnosing three-year-old Jaydon Gilbert, who suffers from Hirschsprung’s disease, the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is offering to have him undergo corrective surgery at the Jackson Memorial Children’s Hospital in the United States.
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.
Claims that a female patient remained unattended to after collapsing at the San Fernando General Hospital are being refuted.
According to a statement issued by the South West Regional Authority, the circulation of an image on social media with a caption indicating that the patient was left on the floor because there were no ward attendants are untrue.
The South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is investigating an apparent breach of patient confidentiality after photos of a woman who was allegedly chopped by her 15-year-old son were posted on social media.
Graphic photos of the woman’s injuries, including a severed hand and gaping wounds to her head, face and shoulder, were being widely circulated on Facebook and WhatsApp throughout the weekend. They appeared to show a badly injured woman on a hospital bed or stretcher.