Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, says checks done by him did not verify information indicated in a letter to the ministry by the President of Supermarket Association with respect to two private medical entities partnering with the SATT to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines.
In a media release recently the SATT said it is seeking to vaccinate thirty thousand of its members as soon as possible, the majority of whom since March 2020 were deemed essential staff and have been on the front lines serving customers.
The Opposition Member of Parliament for Fyzabad, Dr. Lackram Bodoe wanted to know in view of the publicly reported intentions of private entities such as ANSA McCAL and the SATT to take responsibility for providing COVID- 19 vaccinations for their own employees, what process will be utilized to facilitate these entities.
However, during the question and answer period in the House of Representatives Friday afternoon, Minister Deyalsingh revealed the new development of concern to him.
Minister Deyalsingh also revealed the details passed on to ANSA McCAL on the various requirements which must be met relating to the company’s interest on this matter.