health

President raises possibility of T&T doctors working in Holland

President Anthony Carmona has met with the Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Halbe Zijlstra in The Hague, Holland and discussed the possibility of doctors from Trinidad and Tobago being employed in Holland.

Carmona is in The Hague as the distinguished speaker of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ceremonial opening of the judicial year 2018 which takes place on Thursday 18th, January, 2018.

It is the first time the ICC will have a ceremonial opening for its judicial year.

St James Health Centre closed tomorrow

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) is advising that the St James Health Centre will be closed on Saturday 13th January, 2018 to facilitate maintenance works.

The NWRHA says persons can continue to access care from 8 am to 4 pm at the Maraval, Petit Valley and Carenage Health Centres and from 9 am to 1 pm at the Woodbrook Health Centre.

Operations at the St James Health Centre will resume at 8 am on Monday 15th January, 2018.

Comedian Peter Joseph dies

Popular comedian Peter Joseph has died.

Joseph passed away at the St Clair Medical Centre this morning.

He had been ailing for some time.

Just two years ago Joseph celebrated 15 years in the comedy industry.

Aside from his stand-up routine, Joseph was also a writer and a popular emcee.

 

Health Ministry issues warning about recalled children's milk

The Ministry of Health is advising that the Lactalis Group in Laval, France has recalled certain lots of the Picot and Milumel brands of infant milk products from their line due to fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

A statement by the Ministry says that the population can be reassured, based on an advisory from the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), that Trinidad and Tobago has not been identified as one of the countries which imported the affected products.

Ministry: Do not consume Picot and Milumel baby milk at this time

The Ministry of Health is advising that the Lactalis Group in Laval, France has recalled certain lots of the Picot and Milumel brands of infant milk products from their line due to fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

A statement by the Ministry says that the population can be reassured, based on an advisory from the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN), that Trinidad and Tobago has not been identified as one of the countries which imported the affected products.

Dr Mentor Melville passes

Tobago's former County Medical Officer of Health, Dr Mentor Melville, has died.

A statement by the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) said Dr Melville passed away at the Scarborough General Hospital (SGH) shortly after 10 pm on Sunday, 17th December, 2017, after ailing for some time.

He was a former County Medical Officer of Health for Tobago and the former General Manager, Primary Care at the TRHA.

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