Friday 21 February, 2020

Health Ministry: Public health centres up and running after floods

The Ministry of Health assured the public that all public health facilities are up and running after Sunday's flash floods in parts of north and central Trinidad. 

In a statement issued Monday, the Ministry said all public health facilities (including hospitals and health centres) throughout the country are open and adequately staffed to accommodate visits.

"There have been no reports of hospitals or other public health facilities being closed due to the heavy downpour that impacted most of the island on Sunday 1st, July 2018," the Ministry said. 

The Ministry said persons wishing to access health facilities within their region are advised that the opening and closing hours remain the same and the range of health services offered at the respective institutions have not been adjusted.

Footage shared to social media on Sunday showed a deluge of water pouring through a ceiling at a private medical facility, as a result of heavy rains.

The Ministry said members of the public are also advised to monitor the news for flood updates as they may have to alter their routes to access the health institutions by avoiding communities and roadways affected by heavy run-off.

The Ministry added that the public should cater for minor traffic delays as a result of the subsiding waters.

"The Ministry of Health continues to make every effort to ensure that the country’s health services are of the highest standard and remain fully operational and accessible to all members of the public. The Ministry of Health remains committed to a Healthy Me, a Healthy You and a Healthy Trinidad and Tobago," the Ministry ended. 


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