Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh maintains that protocols at the Port of Spain General Hospital were followed in connection with the treatment given to 62 year old Christopher Phillip.

The North West Regional Health says a probe has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Phillip whose body was found on the front lawn of the hospital’s compound on Wednesday morning.

Minister Deyalsingh in the Senate this afternoon said from information he has received in a preliminary report from Dr Anthony Parkinson, Mr Phillip discharged himself twice from the hospital after being advised not to do so.

Minister Deyalsingh noted that the present protocols in place at the hospital are sound and will remain in spite of this latest incident.