Trinidad and Tobago: During the Virtual Media Conference on Monday, June 7th 2021, the CMO – Chief Medical Officer of Trinidad and Tobago – Dr Roshan Parasram, gave an update on the occupancy levels of the facilities in the Parallel Health Care System.
Dr Parasram noted that the total figures of the occupancy level stand at 447, out of which Couva hospital have 144 facility, Caura Facility – 61, Augustus Long Facility – 48, St Anns Facility – 21, Arima Facility – 69, Point Fortin Facility – 73, Scarborough Facility at Fort King George – 29, and Scarborough Facility at Signal Hill – 2.
CMO further informed on the figures of the step-down facility ( to house patients recovering from COVID-19), which are as follows –
- In Claxton Bay Facility – 2
- In UWI Debe – 27
- In UTT Valsayn – 25
- In Point Fortin Area Hospital – 26
- In Jean Pierre Complex Field Hospital – 27
- In Couva Field Hospital – 1
- In Tacarigua Facility – 10
- In St James Medical Center – 40
The Professor of Molecular Genetics and Virology – Christine Carrington, explained the variants and vaccines of the COVID-19 virus
Professor Carrington noted that the P1 variant of the virus is spreading in the region and further affirmed that both the Sinopharm and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines should prove effective in preventing the mutant. The Professor also urged the citizens to get themselves vaccinated against the deadly virus.
Despite this, the CEO of ERHA – Eastern Regional Health Authority – Ronald Tsoi-a-Fatt announced the places that would facilitate second dose administration for those who have received their first dose of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
He further informed that the individuals who received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre and the Tacarigua Racquet Centre would receive their second dose at the Tacarigua Racquet Centre.
The people who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Mayaro District Health Facility and the Rio Claro Health Facility would receive their second jab at the Mayaro Sporting Complex, and the individuals who received their first dose at the Toco Health Centre would receive their second jab at the Cumana Outreach Centre.
Around 7241 Doses have been allotted to Tacarigua Racquet Centre, 1513 Doses to Mayaro Sporting Complex facility and about 843 Doses to Cumana Outreach Centre facility.