The state of the health care system in Trinidad and Tobago continues to command the attention of the media and the general public at large.
In recent months, healthcare workers have demanded better working conditions, the most recent being Maternity ward staff at the Port of Spain General Hospital who have called for heightened security in the face of an incident of abuse meted out to a nurse on duty by a patient on Sunday.
Nurses who protested in light of the situation, were told by the health Minister, Dr. Fuad Khan that they should place patient care above everything.
This morning, Public Services Association president, Watson Duke whose union represents monthly paid nurses, said he thinks the minister is using an escape clause.
He said nurses at the healthcare facility have been placed in a predicament where they are now afraid for their safety.
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Health Minister continues to praise the healthcare system in Trinidad and Tobago. This morning, Dr. Khan said the positives far outweigh the negatives and T&T’s healthcare system is generally in a better place than that of many other countries.
Health Minister, Dr. Fuad Khan