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LONG WAIT: Cindy Singh, an outpatient at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, waits at the outdoor tents provided for patients.
Long walk: Cindy Singh, an injured outpatient at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, walks in pain from the waiting tent outside to th…
In black and white: Avin Balroop, an epileptic outpatient at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, displays his medical card tw…
‘I’M fed up.”
These three short words sum up the emotion of patients seeking outpatient services at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, while their appointments keep getting pushed back over and over again.
While Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has showered praises on the parallel healthcare system established due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the primary healthcare system is suffering.
Despite reports from Norway of a number of elderly people dying after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says the vaccine is still recommended for the elderly population as they are the ones most at risk.
Parasram, who was speaking during yesterday’s Covid-19 virtual media briefing, said it is still too early to make any determination regarding the “Norway incident” as investigations are ongoing.