Deyalsingh says no timeline given to PAHO team investigating NICU deaths

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Deyalsingh says no timeline given to PAHO team investigating NICU deaths

Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, has confirmed that his ministry will be seeking legal advice, as soon as they receive the report from the PAHO team currently in T&T to investigate neonatal deaths at the Port of Spain General Hospital.

The team arrived on Monday, however Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said he has not and will not meet with them to ensure there is no political involvement.

Speaking to members of the media, he said that there is no timeline for the work, in order to ensure a comprehensive investigation.

The Minister also accused some of politicizing the matter as he pointed to a protest at the Couva Hospital on Saturday, which he claims disrupted healthcare for a number of persons.

The protest followed calls by the Opposition Leader for the hospital to be opened as a Children’s Facility as originally intended.

Mr Deyalsingh also insisted there is no breakdown of the healthcare system, maintaining that the issue relates to one ward, in one department, at one RHA.