drug shortages at Regional Health AuthoritiesHowever Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh has sought to explain the situation.

He revealed that the procurement process is causing citizens to be without vital drugs.

The Health Minister made the comments at the Palliative Care Society of Trinidad and Tobago’s 5th Annual Conference.

He revealed that the system of drug procurement in Trinidad and Tobago did not cater to patients.

The Minister also stated that many times when there are reports of no drugs, this is not the case.

PAHOHe also disclosed that T&T has not made use of the PAHO strategic fund to import drugs into the country.

The Health Minister expressed the hope that the procurement process adjusted soon.