Officers attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) will soon be able to benefit from their very own hospital facility. Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, made the announcement at the TTPS Media Briefing earlier today.
According to Commissioner Griffith, the 24-hour hospital will be able render assistance to officers who’ve been injured in the line of duty.
Griffith says following consultations with various stakeholders, he was able to have equipment for the hospital donated and acquired to have it up and running as soon as possible. He has not given a date for the facility’s opening just yet.
The Commissioner says the hospital will also be able to help save taxpayers some money. “Through cost/benefit analysis of equipment which we would be bringing into the TTPS Hospital, it would actually save the tax payers, rather than police officers having to go to private institutions where the cost can be over ten times more than if we had the equipment within the hospital,” he explained.
He also announced that the hospital will be attached to a health plan and medical insurance which will boost morale, motivation and ensure the well-being of police officers.
The commissioner did not reveal the location of the hospital or when exactly it would be open for use.
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