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If no suitable operator is found for the Couva Hospital by the end of this month, it will be incorporated into T&T’s national health care system as the country’s first paying health care institution, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley told members of the T&T Diaspora yesterday.

Addressing nationals on his last day in London following the...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fired Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) Paula Chester-Cumberbatch has welcomed Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s appointment of an inter-ministerial team to investigate her dismissal. Upon her return from the United Kingdom on Monday evening...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Health Minister Therese Baptiste-Cornelis says the Government is seeking the assistance of the Pan American Health Organisation (Paho) in recommending a nominee to complete the panel to investigate the death of Chrystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair. Boodoo-Ramsoomair, 29, died after childbirth at the San...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The situation at San Fernando General Hospital is worsening, according to acting Medical Director Dr Anand Chatoorgoon. He said staff continued to be demoralised by the suspension of doctors and nurses and the sacking of the former CEO of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), Paula...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Public Services Association (PSA) members have turned against one of their own who sits on the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) board, saying he sold them out. The outraged union members claim PSA’s Industrial Relations Officer Alim Abdul-Hackim “sold them out” by voting with...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Independent Senator Rolph Balgobin said many people were talking about the rights of the doctors and nurses following the death of a 29-year-old woman at the San Fernando General Hospital earlier this month, but nobody was expressing the rights of the family of the deceased woman. Balgobin...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Relatives of baby Gianni Taylor, who died in his mother's womb, have renewed their call for a full scale investigation into his death, claiming negligence on the part of the doctors. The still-born baby was buried late yesterday at the Point Fortin Public Cemetery after a service at the Mount...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Doctors assigned to units other than the Obstetrics/Gynaecology (OBGYN) Department at the San Fernando General Hospital were forced to attend to 29-year-old Chrystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair because of a chronic staff shortage. That was revealed yesterday by acting medical director Dr Anand Chatoorgoon...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A host of faults are affecting the trash removal rack and certain other filter systems at WASA’s Caroni treatment plant which supplies South Trinidad and the East-West Corridor, Public Utilities Minister Emmanuel George has confirmed. “It has deteriorated to the point where it is virtually going...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Several candidates— including PNM senate leader Pennelope Beckles—who lost in the PNM party election on Sunday have expressed concerns about the way the internal campaign was waged in the party.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The integrity of health care delivery in T&T must be protected despite conflicts within the medical sector.

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