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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Every month more than 100 new people are being admitted to the mental health clinic of the San Fernando General Hospital, many of whom are children.
This startling revelation was made by the chief executive officer of the Southwest Regional Health Authority Keith McDonald during the launch of a mental awareness seminar held at the Carnegie Free Library in San Fernando on Monday.
McDonald said depression and other mental health disorders are no longer adult ailments but are affecting scores of children across the country.
An electrical blackout at the San Fernando General Hospital left patients hungry and in tears on Thursday.
The hospital which accommodates more than 750 patients went dark around 1 pm. Before the blackout, patients were told that electrical works had to be done and there will be a disruption in supply between 1 pm to 7 pm.
When the Guardian visited the hospital around 5 pm, the corridors on the lower floors were in complete darkness. Visitor Rajesh Maharaj who went to Ward One said, "You need a torchlight to go in there.
New statistics are shedding light on just how bad the problem of teenage pregnancy has gotten.
A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has been told that every month at least 62 teenage girls between the ages of 13 to 19 are reported as pregnant.
Committee chair, Senator Paul Richards says that based on the statistics, for a five-year period, 570 girls ages 13 to 16 became pregnant, while for the same period there were 2,907 cases of girls ages 17 to 19 getting pregnant.