In consideration of reports of an oily substance on the shoreline and waters in the Chaguaramas area, the Public Health Inspectors of the Ministry of Health have conducted visits to located along the coastline of the affected area.
The fish and other seafood available for sale were found to be safe.
Fisherfolk were advised on measures to provide safe seafood to the public.
Events such as oil spills may impact on the quality of fish and other seafood.
Consumers are advised that fish displaying evidence of the following
1. A disagreeable/crude oil odour.
The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) says it is currently investigating an incident that occurred at the Arouca Health Centre yesterday afternoon, where a doctor was allegedly assaulted by an irate patient.
According to initial reports, the doctor was on duty at the Arouca Health Centre providing care to a patient affected by acute conjunctivitis (red eye) when around 6:30pm a female patient from the public waiting area, allegedly barged into the consultation room and assaulted the doctor with an umbrella and her fists.