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.