On Tuesday Caribbean Community leaders ended a three-hour special summit in Trinidad agreeing to a 10-point plan to deal with the outbreak of the Chikunguyna virus and any possible incident of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.
According to the 10 point plan adopted by the regional leaders, under the theme “Stop Ebola There and Here”, there was need to strengthen effective, coordinated measures at ports of entry to prevent Ebola from entering the region, including harmonizing travel restrictions.
However, Chaguanas West Member of Parliament, Jack Warner, wanted to find out from Minister Khan if sustained efforts will materialize on this critical matter.
Diego Martin Central Opposition MP, Dr. Amery Browne, also questioned the government’s level of urgency in being proactive to address the topics.
Minister Khan denied the claim explaining that emphasis is being placed on training and additional equipment will be arriving in the country soon to assist in the fight against Ebola.
Health Minister, Dr Fuad Khan