Ministry: Cuban doctors being deployed to all operational hospitals in T&T

The Ministry of Health says Cuban paediatricians are among some of the medical personnel who will soon be deployed to health facilities in Trinidad and Tobago to provide health services.

This forms part of the Technical Cooperation Agreement in Healthcare between this county and the Republic of Cuba.

The Ministry says these medical practitioners will work in health facilities which are currently operational within the public health sector.

McDonald discharged and is okay

Public Administration Minister Marlene McDonald has been discharged from hospital after being treated for low blood sugar levels.

The minister who complained of feeling unwell during Cabinet meeting yesterday was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for observation.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh told CNC3 today that McDonald was discharged and in perfect health.

He disclosed the minister's blood sugar reading fell to a reading of 43.

However, he said that after observation and treatment, she was allowed to go home.

Marlene rushed to hospital; doctors performing tests

Port-of-Spain East Member of Parliament Marlene McDonald has been rushed to hospital to undergo medical tests.

Initial reports had appeared to suggest that McDonald had suffered a stoke just after 1pm this afternoon but Minister of Communication, Stuart Young confirmed that it was not so.

Young told CNC3 that McDonald was feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure she went to the hospital where medical checks are being conducted.

He said that at this stage, thankfully, it does not appear as though she suffered any stroke or heart attack.

Maracas St. Joseph Health Centre closed until Friday

The NWRHA wishes to advise the public that the Maracas St. Joseph Health Centre was closed today at 11;30 am.

According to a press release issued today, the Health Facility was closed due to planned maintenance work by both the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission and the Water and Sewerage Authority in the area.

Service will resume on Friday 1st, June.

The NWRHA apologised for any inconvenience caused.