A Trini-born surgeon practising in England is being hailed as a hero by many for successfully reconstructing the jaw of a 15-year-old girl following a horse-riding accident.
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, Ricardo Mohammed-Ali, successfully reconstructed the jaw of Emily Eccles when it broke in half in August.
The responsibility for care and protection for babies with microcephaly should be in the state’s hands since Government was late in responding to preparations for last year’s Zika mosquito epidemic and babies with Microcephaly were later born, says UNC MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh.
Gopeesingh was speaking in yesterday’s 2020 Budget debate in the Lower House.
Microcephaly, a condition where a baby’s head is smaller than normal, is caused by the Zika virus among other conditions.
Two male victims who stayed at the Transformed Life Ministries Rehabilitation Centre claimed that they were tortured and abused during their eight-month collective stay at the church.
“I was gagged, handcuffed and thrown into a very small cage for many days when I got there. It just has an iron bed frame and a bucket which I was later told had to be used as a toilet.”
A call for policies and laws to be put in place to protect elderly and mentally ill citizens, this call comes from the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Residential Homes Association, Caroline Ruiz.
Speaking to Guardian Media Limited, Mrs Ruiz said she was disappointed with what was happening at the Transform Life Ministries Rehabilitation Center.
“Disconcerting and disturbing.”
The description was given yesterday by gerontologist Dr Jennifer Rouse following the discovery on Wednesday of 69 people who were locked in cages at the Arouca-based Transformed Life Ministries Rehabilitation Centre (TLM) during a police raid.