The Ministry of Health is commending the collaborative efforts of the staff of the Ministry of Health, and other key public sector agencies, which guaranteed the successful rescue of campers, including a pregnant woman and a diabetic male, who were marooned in Madamas Bay, Matelot.
On Tuesday 30th January, 2018 officers attached to the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) and the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) were informed of several persons who were stranded at Madamas Bay.
The ministry says the public health response mechanism was quickly mobilized and the relevant health facilities were placed on alert.
Two of the campers who required immediate medical attention were airlifted to the Sangre Grande Recreational Ground where they were immediately met by a medical team from the ERHA.
The patients were subsequently transferred to the Sangre Grande Hospital.
Concurrently, the Blanchisseuse Health Centre prepared to receive eleven patients who were treated for a range of minor injuries.
The Ministry of Health says it is pleased to announce that all patients were treated, as necessary, and discharged.
"On behalf of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Health congratulates the ERHA, the NCRHA and the County Medical Offices of Health for St. George East and St Andrew/St David, along with the following entities which played a key role in the operation:
Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management
Trinidad and Tobago Police Service
Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service
Strategic Service Agency - Air Division
Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation."
It says that collaborative efforts such as these are tangible examples of the effectiveness of the whole of Government approach to the provision of services to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.