Chaguanas Mayor Faaiq Mohammed is calling for the Chaguanas Health Facility to be moved.
According to Mohammed, the facilities are cramped and medical workers have to use tents that are placed partially on the roadway.
Mohammed said, “We are getting a lot of complaints that there is a lack of space at the facility. It shows clearly that Chaguanas needs a proper health facility.”
He told Guardian Media that to meet the growing demand for healthcare, a proposal was made for the authorities to cordon off the Galt Street location and put more tents on the roadway and at a nearby empty lot.
Mohammed has also suggested that the under-utilised COSTAATT building at Connector Road, be outfitted with medical equipment to be used as the health facility, given the expanding needs because of COVID-19.
He said renovations to existing facilities can save the government millions of dollars since these properties are owned by the State as opposed to paying rent for the building that now houses the Health Centre.