health

NCRHA brings brighter smiles to Blanchissuese

The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) has launched a new “Brighter Smiles” Dental Outreach initiative to the Blanchisseuse community as what it says is part of a wider plan to deliver quality healthcare to rural communities.

The NCRHA said the outreach initiative, which started on July 17th 2018, is a collaboration between the North Central Regional Health Authority and the Blanchisseuse Village Council.

Health Ministry encourages measles vaccinations

The Ministry of Health is encouraging citizens to get vaccinated for measles as the Pan American Health Organisation /World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) report of an increased number of cases of measles, in the Americas.

The Ministry notes that children in particular must be vaccinated before entering schools and that the service is free of charge at public health centres.

The Ministry issued the following statement on Wednesday.

2,500 people die each year from heart disease

Director of the T&T Heart Foundation Dr Pravinde Ramoutar is urging people to avoid becoming another statistic of diabetes, health disease or hypertension by leading healthy lifestyles.

Delivering brief remarks at the foundation’s annual walk held at Palmiste Park, San Fernando, on Saturday, Ramoutar said the foundation’s aim is to educate people about heart disease, what they could do about heart disease and how they could prevent it.

Aranguez, El Socorro health centres closing early today

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is advising that the Aranguez and El Socorro Health Centres will be closed at 1 pm today, to facilitate spraying of the facilities by the Insect Vector Control Division.

The NWRHA says persons can continue to access care at any other Health Centre under the purview of the NWRHA between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm or access the San Juan Health Centre until 9 pm.

It says services will resume at the above-mentioned Health Centres on Monday at 8 am.

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