A COUPLE days ago, I went to the Eric Williams Medical Complex at Mt Hope to collect my medicine. What I saw pleased me immensely because I had concerns about what provisions would have been made for us there.
Just outside the entrance several large tents were set up for each of the various clinics with large signs identifying them. Inside the hospital, there were hand sanitisers everywhere in plain sight.
Twenty-four hours later it was my day for the clinic at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
First, there was the pharmacy which seemed to have gotten the message. On the door a new sign was posted advising patients to sit while leaving one empty seat between them.
Inside, there are long benches which could accommodate about six persons; only three were allowed, one at each end and one in the centre.
Now on to the general area where the clinics are located. No sign of hand sanitisers. I was told there were three in one of the clinics but the clinics were closed off.
There were no signs like that which was posted on the pharmacy door. In that section patients sat as they normally did, without leaving that one empty seat between them.
When I was leaving I saw a solitary sanitiser placed where it could hardly be seen.
As Black Stalin would say, “Come wid it, Port of Spain!”