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NWRHA seeks these three men's next of kin

Do you know these men?

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the relatives or next of kin of these three men - Samuel Jeffers, Jerry Williams and Rudolph Wallace.

The NWRHA says it would like any known relatives or next of kin of the above persons to contact the Medical Social Work Department, General Hospital, Port of Spain at 285-8989 ext. 2561/2563.

'Comfort' coming with Venezuelans' health in mind

The US Navy hospital ship 'Comfort' will visit Trinidad and Tobago soon during its upcoming medical support mission to Latin America to help tackle humanitarian crisis created by the influx of Venezuelan migrants, the US Southern Command said in a press release on Friday.

The ship will make port calls in 11 countries in total.

"Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago for working port visits," the release said.

Ailing nurse sues ministry for refusal of disability grant

A nurse from San­gre Grande, suf­fer­ing from a rare au­toim­mune dis­ease has been grant­ed per­mis­sion to sue the Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment and Fam­i­ly Af­fairs and the Cen­tral Pub­lic As­sis­tance Board over re­fus­ing to grant her a dis­abil­i­ty as­sis­tance grant.

Fire extinguished at Port-of-Spain Hospital

Fire officers responded to a fire earlier today at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
According to reports, around 2.40pm smoke was seen emanating from the pantry of the Physiotherapy Clinic of the hospital and the fire service was contacted.

CEO of the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), Wendy Ali who was at the scene told Guardian Media that those who were in the vicinity of the pantry was evacuated and no one sustained any injuries. 

Electricity disruption at San Fernando Hospital on Sunday

The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is advising of a temporary disruption in the electrical supply on Sunday at the first tower of the San Fernando General Hospital’s main building during the hours of 7 am to 4 pm. 

The SWRHA says this is part of the continued upgrade of the electrical infrastructure at the hospital. 

The main areas that will be directly affected include Medical Extension 1 and 3, Burns Unit and the Labour Ward. 

Doctors make urgent public call for relatives of David Abraham

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the relatives or next of kin of 42-year-old David Abraham of 35 Long Circular Road, St James.

Abraham is currently warded at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Port of Spain General Hospital.

The NWRHA is asking that any known relative or next of kin of David Abraham visit the ICU department to meet with the doctors urgently.

New July opening date for Couva Multi-Training Facility

The opening date for the Couva Multi-Training Facility has been moved up from September 2019 as previously stated by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to July 2019. 

The announcement came from Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh at a press conference at the Ministry’s Park Street Port-of-Spain head office.

The North Central Regional Health Authority would oversee the first component, which is expected to be implemented in July.

This component would entail a diagnostic division and pharmacy services.

Billion $ contract for new POS hospital block signed

The $1.1 bil­lion con­tract for con­struc­tion of the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal Cen­tral Block has been de­scribed as a first pri­or­i­ty for the peo­ple of T&T.

The con­tract, which will see Shang­hai Con­struc­tion Group and Chi­na Rail­way han­dle as­pects of the con­struc­tion, was of­fi­cial­ly signed yes­ter­day at the Diplo­mat­ic Cen­tre.

“When it is a health chal­lenge, it au­to­mat­i­cal­ly be­comes pri­or­i­ty num­ber one,” said Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley.

Give a used smartphone to the blind

Have a used smartphone that you're not using? Instead of throwing it away, the Blind Welfare Association wants you to donate it to them.

President of the Blind Welfare Association Kenneth Surratt says the Association is now accepting used smartphones at its two locations- 18 Duke Street, Port of Spain, or 121 Coffee Street, San Fernando. 

Counterfeit condoms sold in T&T

Coun­ter­feit con­doms are be­ing sold in T&T, one of the pop­u­lar brands avail­able lo­cal­ly has warned, say­ing that the sit­u­a­tion pos­es a threat to pub­lic health.

How­ev­er, con­tact­ed on the is­sue yes­ter­day Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh said he was un­aware of any such sit­u­a­tion tak­ing place here.

SLAM con­doms yes­ter­day placed an ad­ver­tise­ment in the news­pa­per crit­i­cis­ing the “in­fe­ri­or” coun­ter­feits and high­light­ing ways that the fakes can be de­tect­ed by con­sumers.

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