Ministry of Health

Health Ministry investigating allegations Dr Conrad Murray is practising here without license

The Ministry of Health says it is investigating allegations that Dr Conrad Murray who lost his medical licences in the United States after he was blamed for the death of pop star Michael Jackson, is practicing here in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry confirmed its investigation via a statement to the media today.

"The Ministry of Health wishes to advise members of the public that it has been made aware of the allegation that Dr Conrad Murray is attending to patients at a local private medical facility without the required medical license.

Health Ministry: All protocols were followed by Port-of-Spain Hospital staff

The Ministry of Health says that all protocols were followed by the staff of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital in the investigations surrounding the death of Christopher Phillip on the grounds of the hospital. 

The Ministry is now calling for family members to come forward and identify the body to ensure that the autopsy can take place.

The following is a statement by the Ministry of Health.

Health Ministry: All Children's Life Fund applications are treated with fairness

The Ministry of Health says all applications under the Children's Life Fund are treated with urgency and is decided upon by the board of the Fund.

The Ministry was responding to threats made earlier in the day by attorney Gerald Ramdeen who threatened to take legal action if an application is not approved for one of his clients.

The following is a statement by the Ministry of Health:

Four babies born with Microcephaly this year

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that four babies were born with Microcephaly this year.

The figure comes in an update on the Zika virus, issued by the Ministry of Health today.

"The Ministry of Health would like to report that the total number of confirmed cases of Zika since the onset of the epidemic on February 11th, 2016 has been 718 cases. Of these, 463 confirmed cases have been noted in pregnancy.

Health Ministry: Zika still a major concern in T&T

The Ministry of Health is warning that the spread of the Zika virus is still a concern for Trinidad and Tobago.

This comes in light of the World Trade Organisation declaring that Zika is no longer a global health emergency.

The following is a statement by the Ministry of Health.

"The Ministry of Health notes the recent declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) which states that the Zika virus is no longer a global public health emergency.

Health Ministry says different insulin drugs were purchased, after claims of shortage

The Ministry of Health has responded to claims that there is a shortage of insulin in this country, by pointing out that some of the medication to which people have become accustomed have been replaced by other medication.

The ministry says this is based on recommendations that arose from the Pharmaceutical Tender Evaluations.

The following is the Health Ministry's statement:

BREAKING: Health Ministry confirms first Zika-related microcephaly birth in T&T

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh has confirmed the first Zika linked microcephaly birth in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Minister made the announcement at a news conference held by the Ministry this afternoon.

The Minister says the Zika-related microcephaly birth occurred in early September and was confirmed via blood tests.

The Ministry of Health says, however, that it cannot give health status of the baby at this time.

We will update this report when we get more.