Covid Patient Care Committee’s 105 Page Report Presented In Parliament

Home*Cover Story*News

Covid Patient Care Committee’s 105 Page Report Presented In Parliament

The details of the report done by a team of independent experts tasked with investigating and assessing the public health care system and its treatment of Covid-19 patients were presented in the parliament Friday afternoon.

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, announced the appointment of a five member committee of independent experts to investigate the factors contributing to clinical outcomes of covid-19 patients in Trinidad and Tobago.

In a statement, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young, revealed the one hundred and five page report highlighted concerns in areas such as the level of staffing during the pandemic, essential medicines, transportation of patients, home treatment, personnel protective equipment, oxygen and other items.

The committee was convened on January 17th and deliberated until February 14th this year.

It held meetings with technical officials from the Ministry of Health to determine what policies and data were available, visited to Covid-19 care institutions in Trinidad and Tobago, carried out informal interviews of staff during their visits and held confidential interviews of staff from all Regional Health Authorities involved in Covid-19 care.

The committee also conducted interviews of senior management of all the RHA’s, audits of medical notes, statistical analysis of data of persons who died from Covid-19 and who were hospitalised and who were managed from home.