Monday 21 October, 2019

MoH: Patients relocated from POSGH continue to receive optimum care

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that patients who were relocated from the Port of Spain General Hospital (POSGH), are still receiving the necessary medical attention.

This sentiment was expressed via a media release which was issued on Friday.

The statement noted that on Friday, the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), supported by the Ministry of Health and the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA), relocated all patients housed at the Central Block of the Port of Spain General Hospital, to other wards within the Hospital, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and Caura Chest Hospital.

According to the release, this activity was conducted in a manner that ensured respect for patients and maintained optimal quality of care.

"The Ministry wishes to assure that these patients continue to have access to the required health personnel, medication, medical technology and support services," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry noted that it activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) led by acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Vishwanath Andy Partapsingh, at 6.07 pm on Friday.

It said this is in the aftermath of the earthquake that occurred on August 21.

The statement added that the MoH-EOC utilised the internationally standardised Incident Command System, worked throughout the night and coordinated with the Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) to ensure that health services remained responsive to the needs of the population.

The Ministry said it remains resilient, is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all patients and staff and is devoted to providing premium health services to the nation. 

It further thanked its staff, the management and staff of the NWRHA, NCRHA, the Ministry of National Security, patients and the public for their support and understanding during this time. 

 

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