Doctors now deciding which COVID patient gets further treatment, says TTRNA head

Doctors now deciding which COVID patient gets further treatment, says TTRNA head

Doctors are now deciding who gets treated at the Couva and Caura facilities depending on patients’ prognosis.

This is according to President of the Trinidad and Tobago Nurses Association Idi Stuart.
Speaking with News Power Now this morning, he said depending on the seriousness of the patient’s prognosis doctors found themselves in a position of having to decide who gets further treatment at the facilities.

In fact he revealed that there are now no more spaces at one of the facilities.

He said that the parallel health care system is now becoming a thing of the past.
He shared a concerning development at the Mt Hope Medical sciences Complex.

He said there is nothing in place currently to house Covid positive patients.
He maintained that the parallel health care system is now overwhelmed as it can no longer house positive patients.

He said nearly all accident and emergency departments at hospitals are now housing Covid positive patients and the numbers are only getting higher.

Added to this he disclosed that not enough nurses who are trained in operating ventilators are available as there is also a chronic shortage of ICU and HCU nurses.

Courtesy Power 102FM

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