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Medical Relief To Affected Diego Martin Residents
In the wake of last weekend’s devastating floods, has implemented several measures to bring medical relief and HAVE increased access to health services to the affected Diego Martin residents.
The Ministry is an active member of the Emergency Operating Centre that has been set up at the Diego Martin Regional Corporation to ensure that the mental and physical health needs of the community are adequately addressed
- Medical teams from the North West Regional Health Authority have been conducting medical assessments daily for persons at the shelters set up at the La Seiva and Diamond Vale Community Centres, and providing medical assistance as required eg replacement of lost medication and relief for minor ailments.
- In addition to the normal opening hours of 24hrs at the St James District Health Facility and 8am to 4pm at allhealth centres in the North West region, arrangements have been put in place to offer extended opening hours to residents of the Diego Martin community at the following (2) health facilities: Petit Valley Health Centre now has opening hours of 8am to 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the Maraval Health Centre will be open from 8am to 9pm on Wednesdays.
- To ensure medical care is accessible to all, medical outreach clinics are being offered via a mobile clinic which has been visiting different locations in Diego Martin and on Sunday August 19th a 1-day clinic will be offered at a location to be advised.
This 1-day clinic will done by the North West Regional Health Authority in conjunction with the Forum of Indian Nationals in Trinidad and Tobago and the Red Cross Society of Trinidad and Tobago. Transport will be arranged for any persons staying at the established shelters who wish to go to this 1-day clinic.
Insect Vector Control Division
Officers of the Insect Vector Control Division have been doing biocidal spraying (disinfection) around the affected areas to discourage the outbreak of disease and illness and will continue to provide this support to the Diego Martin Regional Corporation as required.