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The Opposition calls for investigation on missing equipment at Couva Children’s Hospital

The Opposition calls for investigation on missing equipment at Couva Children’s Hospital

Couva-Hospital

Couva Children’s Hospital

There has been a call for an investigation as to whether or not equipment is being moved out of the Couva Children’s Hospital.

Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has signaled her intention to write to Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams calling for an investigation.

She made the disclosure while speaking at a hosting of the United National Congress’ (UNC) Monday Night Forum at the Tableland Secondary School last night.

She claimed that she had received information that equipment was being removed from the Couva Children’s Hospital.

Persad- Bissessar maintained that while the hospital was only commissioned under her tenure as Prime Minister, the facility was fully equipped and “on the brink for opening to the public”.

The hospital was constructed under the People’s Partnership administration and was commissioned last August, just ahead of the September 7 general election last year.

The facility is not yet opened to the public.

While she revealed that she had no knowledge of where the equipment was being moved to, she said the media had not been given a tour of the hospital since the new government assumed office.

Boasting that the hospital is the first ever of its kind in the region, Persad-Bissessar said it would not only offer the best to children, but also to adults as it is equipped with a burns unit.

Persad-Bissessar vowed that her party would not “give up” until the hospital is opened, adding that it is a very serious matter.

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