President of the T&T Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) Idi Stuart has raised concerns with the conditions under which nurses work.
This after he confirmed on Thursday, that six nurses assigned to the Cardiology Ward Number 3 at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Mt Hope have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Stuart reported that health officials do not believe the nurses contracted the virus in the hospital but he believes otherwise.
Stuart also said that COVID-19 positive patients are being kept at the EWMSC as there is no space left at the Couva Hospital to accommodate them.
He also pointed to the conditions at the Port of Spain General Hospital, where he lamented that symptomatic and asymptomatic patients were mixing together.
He said people whose symptoms are mild are being told to go home and isolate, but as many of them leave the facility to access public transport – it poses a public threat.