Monday 9 December, 2019

Security increased after murder at POSGH

Security measures have been increased at the Port of Spain General Hospital (POSGH) after a shooting which left one man dead. 

In a statement, the North West Regional Health Authority said that it has taken 'swift and decisive action' to implement the following safety measures:

- Enforce compliance of displaying staff Identification badges while on duty

- Revise the visitors policy

- Increase random searches of vehicles entering and exiting the facility

- Installation of additional CCTV surveillance cameras throughout the compound

- Increase in armed security personnel and patrols

- Upgrade of security lighting on the compound

"In addition, discussions with The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and our stakeholders are ongoing in an effort to ensure a safe and secure environment for all patients, staff and visitors to all NWRHA facilities," the NWRHA said. 

On November 25, a man who had been stabbed went to the hospital for treatment and was shot and killed by two armed men.

Investigations are continuing. 

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