The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) says that at approximately 12:45 a.m. this morning, an electrical outage occurred at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
The NWRHA says that due to the collaborative efforts of the hospital’s in-house electrical team and the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) electricity was restored at the institution around 8:30 a.m.
It added that during the power outage, emergency measures were successfully employed and at no time was patient care compromised.
Patients at the San Fernando General Hospital are now being advised to bring their own blood glucose monitor to the hospital.
Patients planning to seek treatment at the hospital will have to walk with not only the strips to test blood glucose levels, but the monitor machine itself.
This as the Southwest Regional Health Authority confirms that the hospital does not have these supplies in stock and may not for at least another month.