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The Health Minister Says Government Can Only Advise Women on Risks Associated with Pregnancy and ZIKA.

The Health Minister Says Government Can Only Advise Women on Risks Associated with Pregnancy and ZIKA.

terrence deyalsinghSince the outbreak of the Zika virus landed on the shores of T&T, the Ministry of Health has been very cautious with how they respond to questions fueled by citizens and especially women who are pregnant or who are planning to start a family.

Today the message sent by the Minister of Health, Terrance Deyalsingh, on the issue of pregnant women who may have contracted the virus, is one where you should consult your medical doctor for proper treatment and constant observation of the baby.

Minister Deyalsingh in an interview this morning said that under the current law, by no means he is advocating for an abortion as solution to the problem.

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When asked if the Government will advise women not to get pregnant in light of the outbreak, the Minister said no Administration has the right to demand women not to become pregnant, but to ensure the general public is well educated on the risks.

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