Rotation system implemented at NCRHA

Rotation system implemented at NCRHA

Medical Chief of Staff at the Couva Hospital, Dr. Don Martin repeatedly requested of the Chief Executive Officer of the North Central Regional Health Authority, Mr. Davlin Thomas that a system of rotation be implemented so that doctors at the facility were given an opportunity to rest, having been working assiduously at the COVID-19 facility for over a year.

The request, which was made approximately two weeks ago, was followed by a meeting with Director of Health (NCRHA), Dr. Malachy Ojuro where Dr. Martin again expressively reiterated that doctors should be rotated and reintegrated into the parallel system to prevent burnout which he felt was rampant amongst the doctors at the Couva Hospital, especially with the increasing intake for positive COVID-19 cases.

Director of Health (NCRHA), Dr. Malachy Ojuro

Subsequent to this, another discussion was held with the CEO of the NCRHA, and the Executive Management team made the decision to facilitate the appeal to ensure that doctors at the facility were rotated to mitigate against the effects of fatigue on patient care.

According to Director of Health, Dr. Ojuro, rotation among doctor staff is a common practice at the North Central Regional Health Authority in all its other areas and this has become particularly important given the rising numbers and the increasing demands.

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