Health Minister: “We’re taking no chances with new coronavirus…”

If you are travelling to this country from the United States or the Asian continent, then prepare to be screened.

Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, has confirmed that screening has begun at the Piarco International Airport and the ANR Robinson International Airport as the first line of defence against the deadly coronavirus—2019 NCOV—which first presented in Wuhan, China.

Health Ministry activating response to new virus

Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh says the Min­istry of Health is ac­ti­vat­ing emer­gency pro­to­cols- in­clu­sive of ther­mal body scan­ning at all ports of en­try- in re­sponse to the coro­n­avirus which was first re­port­ed in Chi­na in De­cem­ber 2019.

Ministry: Robust vaccination drive for 2020 flu season

The Min­istry of Health says it is cur­rent­ly en­gaged in a ro­bust, na­tion­wide in­fluen­za vac­ci­na­tion dri­ve for the 2020 flu sea­son—Oc­to­ber 2019 to May 2020.

The min­istry said this cam­paign had been im­ple­ment­ed to pro­tect the pop­u­la­tion against the in­fluen­za (Flu) Virus.

Please, get your flu shots—health minister

To date, the health ministry has distributed 48,411 flu vaccines, and the health minister is once again appealing to the population—especially those in the vulnerable and high risk groups—to get vaccinated.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh laments the fact that the anti-vaccsers lobby is having so much success at preventing people from taking care of their health—to the point where the anti-vaccsers are not only dominating social media, but showing up in Parliament.

Health ministry urges citizens to get vaccinated as flu deaths rise

The number of flu deaths has risen by four to thirty-seven.

The Health Ministry confirmed the number of deaths for this season, yesterday.

The ministry also confirmed that the number of suspected influenza cases for the year stands at just over 3,400 cases.

The ministry is again advising citizens that the influenza virus is serious and generally is more severe than the common cold.

It says it currently is engaged in a robust, nation-wide influenza vaccination drive for the 2020 Flu Season, which ends in May next year.

Health Ministry confirms 37 influenza deaths

In a press release today the Ministry of Health confirmed 37 influenza deaths for the flu season.

The ministry also said that it continues its nationwide influenza vaccination drive and urges members of the public especially those most vulnerable to get the flu vaccine

The following is a press release from the ministry of health:

Nurses still awaiting exam results

Un­paid fees to the Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tions Coun­cil (CXC) are to blame for nurs­ing stu­dents not re­ceiv­ing their re­sults for an im­por­tant ex­am they sat in Oc­to­ber.

The Re­gion­al Ex­am­i­na­tion for Nurs­ing Reg­is­tra­tion is ad­min­is­tered by CXC to schools with nurs­ing pro­grams through­out the Caribbean. This ex­am de­ter­mines who qual­i­fies to be a reg­is­tered nurse.

Nurses still awaiting exam results

Unpaid fees to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) are to blame for nursing students not receiving their results for an important exam they sat in October.

The Regional Examination for Nursing Registration is administered by CXC to schools with nursing programs throughout the Caribbean. This exam determines who qualifies to be a registered nurse.

But while students in other Caribbean islands got their results—as scheduled—in mid-November, students in Trinidad and Tobago are still waiting.