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BATTLES, CHANGES IN HEALTH SECTOR

2011 was a pressure-filled year not only for those entrusted with giving quality health care but also for those seeking medical attention at health institutions. It was a year marked by a change in health ministers, industrial action, claims of medical negligence and maternal deaths. The start of 2011 saw a change in the system for the collection of blood when on January 1, the "chit system" for blood donation was discontinued and replaced by a volunteer system. Former health minister Therese Baptiste-Cornelis said the chit system facilitated the illegal sale of blood chits and the sale of bogus chits. However, its discontinuation...

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EXPECTANT MOTHERS FEAR SANDO MATERNITY WARD

Expectant mothers are expressing fear about having their babies at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) following the death of a mother and infant over the weekend. Several mothers who attend ante-natal clinic at the hospital and at the Pleasantville and Roy Joseph Health Centres, said they are afraid to have their babies at the hospital but they could not afford to go to private hospitals. Nyca Foster, 29, of La Brea, and her unborn child died at the SFGH on Saturday morning, three days after she was admitted to the hospital in intense pain. Foster’s relatives are hoping an...

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EMAILGATE CASE AGAINST OPPOSITION

January 16 2015 A judicial error may be to blame for the Opposition Leader failing to meet a legal deadline in the “emailgate” case brought against him by the Attorney General. This is the claim today from Dr Keith Rowley’s attorney, Faris Al Rawi. 103FM’s Reporter Rai Ricomas was at media briefing held at the Opposition Leader’s Office this afternoon. Meanwhile one attorney-at-law says if the Opposition feels due process want followed in the matter, it can apply to have it reviewed. Martin George spoke with 103FM News today. Mr George believes as well that both parties need to stop politicking and take the proper steps...

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PNM claims ‘judicial error’ in emailgate court issue

January 16 2015 A judicial error may be to blame for the Opposition Leader failing to meet a legal deadline in the “emailgate” case brought against him by the Attorney General. This is the claim today from Dr Keith Rowley’s attorney, Faris Al Rawi. 103FM’s Reporter Rai Ricomas was at media briefing held at the Opposition Leader’s Office this afternoon. pnm apnm audio 2udio 1 Meanwhile one attorney-at-law says if the Opposition feels due process want followed in the matter, it can apply to have it reviewed. Martin George spoke with 103FM News today. pnm audio3 Mr George believes as well that both parties need to stop politicking...

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POLICE SERVICE MUST BE TRUTHFUL WITH PUBLIC

by NEWSPOWER on JUNE 24, 2014 · Concerns have been expressed that public trust in the police service has suffered a major blow. Commissioner in the Police Service Commission, Martin George has stated that in order to deal with this issue the police service needs to be truthful with the public. He revealed that the lack of information on major cases has resulted in a block between the public and police authorities.   https://news.power102fm.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MG-on-public-confidence.mp3   In an effort to improve the operations of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Minister of National Security Gary Griffith has met with the Deputy Commissioner of the New York...

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3RD MOM DIES AT SAN FERNANDO HOSPITAL……..

MINISTER OF HEALTH Dr Fuad Khan has instructed that a panel be set up to investigate the death of a pregnant woman at the San Fernando General Hospital. She has become the third expectant mother to die at the institution over the last month. The 29-year-old woman died around 11.30 a.m. yesterday after being admitted to the High Dependency Unit at the San Fernando General Hospital. Chairman of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) Dr Lackram Bodoe made the announcement during a press conference at the doctors lounge of the hospital yesterday afternoon. The woman was not identified by the hospital's administration. "Our findings...

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BREACH OF DUTY IN BABY’S DEATH COURT SAYS WHY IT DISMISSED APPEAL:

One year after dismissing an appeal lodged by the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), questioning a High Court judge's decision to award more than $.3 million in damages to a Penal woman, the Appeal Court yesterday gave written reasons for dismissing the appeal. The panel,which comprised of Justices Allan Mendonca, Peter Jamadar and Nolan Bereaux, in a 38-page ruling, outlined the reasons for dismissing the appeal brought by the SWRHA against Samdaye Harrilal, who levelled allegations of negligence against the SWRHA following the death of her baby. The judges were also critical of the law "on medical negligence in T&T", describing it...

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5 DOCTORS SUSPENDED

FIVE DOCTORS and four nurses of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) Department of the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) have been suspended, pending a full investigation into the death of Carapichaima housewife Chrystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair at the maternity ward on Carnival Friday, March 4. An investigation will also be conducted into the still-birth of a baby boy whose mother Simone Critchlow-Taylor went into labour at the hospital last Saturday. Health Minister Therese Baptiste-Cornelis announced the suspensions in the Boodoo- Ramsoomair case yesterday at a news conference at the ministry’s Park Street headquarters in Port-of-Spain. Chrystal died at the hospital on March 4 at 10.55...

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LAW MADE SIMPLE MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE A TOUGH PROCESS

  Medical negligence occurs where an act or omission by a health care provider in providing treatment falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community, causing injury or death to the patient. Therefore, if you have been treated for a medical condition and because of that treatment you have suffered adverse effects you may have a medical negligence claim. To bring a claim for medical negligence the patient must prove four elements. These elements are:   https://youtu.be/XmqIgJ6RsH4 Duty of care The medical professional is held to a higher duty of care than that of the ordinary person. The early test for medical negligence,...

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