Parents, children 'dumped' at hospitals for Christmas, Carnival

Would you give your child a laxative to have them hospitalised for Carnival? Believe it or not, it's what some parents do to get the long Carnival weekend off.

This is just one example of how this country's free health care is abused by citizens.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says there are dozens of people who are now living at the nation's hospitals and there's little the state can do. 

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