THE Trinidad and Tobago National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua has been converted to a 50-bed stepdown facility for Covid-19 patients.
People who are at this facility will be able to use the sporting amenities at this location, a release from the Office of the Prime Minister on Saturday stated.
The centre and the Arima General Hospital both of which have been earmarked as part of the Covid-19 response were visited by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Minister of Health on Saturday.
The release stated, “Dr Rowley visited the Arima General Hospital, which is a new facility prepared with the highest level of care.
“A visit was made to the Trinidad and Tobago National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua which has been converted into a 50-bed, step-down facility.
“Persons who are at the step-down facility in Tacarigua will be able to use the sporting amenities at this location.
“The Prime Minister also visited the accommodations at the National Academy for the Performing Arts which will be used to house medical staff.
“These preparations were not by accident. It was by careful advanced planning, driven by the professional assessment of our public health care officers who, very early in January, advised the Government and our planning began since then.”