Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she took the decision to write to the Indian Prime Minister, seeking the interest of the citizens of T&T.
In an update to why the Opposition Leader wrote the letter requesting Covid-19 vaccines from India, Persad-Bissessar said, “I have written to Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi requesting his assistance with acquiring the lifesaving Covid -19 Vaccine.”
She said “currently, thousands of our citizens are losing their jobs due to the economic lockdowns, and thousands more have been stranded abroad and barred from returning home. With no clear date as to when T&T will be receiving an adequate supply of vaccines, I regard this issue as critically important to the well-being of our country.”
“I took this decision in the interest of all citizens of our nation,” said Persad-Bissessar.
“When the lives and livelihoods of citizens are at stake I will always act urgently in their interest, especially as the government, in this case, has clearly failed to do.”