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US Donates PPE to Health Ministry

  THE United States (US) Southern Command has donated US$37,600 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) through the US Embassy Port-of-Spain to the Ministry of Health which include disposable KN95 masks and coveralls. Chargé d’Affaires Shante Moore presented the equipment to Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh on Monday at the Ministry of Health’s Port of […]Read More

Deyalsingh Errs Says Dr Wheeler

  By Sue-Ann Wayow HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh errs in his statements that Tobago is producing its own oxygen supply at two facilities. Acting Medical Chief of Staff at the Scarborough General Hospital Dr Victor Wheeler said on Thursday such information was incorrect and oxygen was being produced at one facility –  the Scarborough General […]Read More

25% More Oxygen Used in May Than April

  By Sue-Ann Wayow BY the end of this month, Government would have spent $4.2 million in the purchase of oxygen for the public health system. This was revealed by Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh who said that 25% more oxygen was consumed in May than in April. And he is maintaining that there is no […]Read More

2nd Jabs of Covid-19 Vaccines Begin June 6

  By Prior Beharry ROLLOUT of second doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines begins on June 6. This was revealed by Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh at the virtual presser of his ministry on Monday. He said that the first batch of the 33,600 COVAX vaccines were used to give first jabs starting on April 6. […]Read More

Enlist the Private Sector To Get Herd Immunity

  CATHERINE the Great ruled Russia as Tsarina from 1762 to 1796. At the time of her rule smallpox was ravaging Europe. Catherine was greatly influenced by French enlightenment thinkers and was a believer in science. Hearing of a possible cure in England she sent for the physician Thomas Dimsdale who administered the vaccine to […]Read More

T&T Not a Guinea Pig for Sinopharm Beijing Covid-19 Vaccine

    By Prior Beharry TRINIDAD and Tobago is not being used in any “guinea pig” programme for the Sinopharm Beijing Covid-19 vaccine. This according to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh in a response to Oropouche East Mr Dr Roodal Moonilal. The Trinidad Guardian on Saturday quoted Dr Moonilal as saying that T&T was being used […]Read More

Oxygen Supply Adequate in Public Health Sector

  THE oxygen supply in the public health sector is more than enough to meet immediate and future needs. This is according to the Ministry of Health who issued a media release on Thursday following numerous requests for information on that matter. The ministry reminded the public of information shared by Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh […]Read More

Commentary: Vaccine Fear

  IN the rush to vaccinate citizens who are 60 years and over with the Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility expiring on May 31, citizens are skeptical. They are concerned whether it could be trusted to be safe especially when on the verge of taking the vaccine the prime minister tested positive for Covid-19. […]Read More

Commentary: Who Contracted Covid-19 From the PM?

  IN the wake of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley testing positive for Covid-19 and all the information, or lack of thereof, surrounding his quarantine and contact tracing, it’s difficult to decipher truth from propaganda. Media personnel who were at a press conference with prime minister and minister of health on March 27, 2021 clearly saw […]Read More

IDB Loan Pays for 33,000 Covid-19 Vaccines

  THE 33,600 Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility is paid for by a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said the vaccines cost US$148,084 and was paid from a loan agreement programme with IDB. He was speaking at a virtual press conference of the Ministry of Health on […]Read More