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Is Couva hospital open for business?

Published: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Since when is it possible to drive a car without an engine? How can displaced patients from Port-of-Spain General Hospital be accommodated at Couva? Is there anyone working there to even open the front gate?

No staff, no services medical or otherwise? Why should the MP for Couva North imagine that one telephone call could make this hospital at Couva viable for service? Where will the money to pay staff originate, even if said staff could be sourced within a day, a week or a month? Nothing is for free and that includes dreaming.

Think about the 24/7, 365-day needs of any patient, in any hospital. Do you leave them overnight on their own until time for breakfast in the morning?

The earthquake of 21/08/2018, registered as a magnitude 6.9, seems to have shaken cold hard common sense out of the heads of some few citizens.

Could it be that the aftershocks are causing mental confusion?

LYNETTE JOSEPH
Diego Martin

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