Kamla asks Health Minister of T&T to resign

The opposition party leader in Trinidad and Tobago has asked the health minister to resign over the COVID-19 vaccine disaster in the previous days.

Trinidad and Tobago: The opposition party leader in Trinidad and Tobago has asked the health minister to resign over the COVID-19 vaccine disaster in the previous days.

The leader stated, “Terrence Deyalsingh’s lies, failures and arrogance have now put our nation at risk for mass COVID-19 vaccination genocide.
Deyalsingh had lied to the population of T&T when he bragged about the start of a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive.”

As per the opposition party, the health minister was already aware of the country’s insufficient stock of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The opposition added, “This PNM government failed to act swiftly to procure enough vaccines. They had months to ensure that sufficient quantities of vaccines were sourced and procured, yet they waited without signing the purchase orders or contracts sitting in front of them. Now, we are left to rely on the goodwill of our Caribbean neighbours and international partners in getting donations.”

Following the statement, the opposition stated that the health minister is now blaming the Regional Health Authorities and added, “The government’s so-called vaccine rollout has been exposed as nothing more than a rollout of lies.”

“More than six hundred citizens have died as a result of COVID-19 as families lost loved ones. How many would more people now die as a result of Deyalsingh’s Great Vaccine Hoax?” the opposition questioned.

UNC further asserted that the PNM government had over six months to implement a vaccine appointment system and a deployment system. But still, thousands of citizens, the elderly, were waiting hours in long lines, which should not have happened.

The opposition leader stated, “Week after week, the Minister of Health has given this nation false hope and promises, yet we have not seen a single improvement in our situation. If government officials are “following the science”, perhaps they can show how this has worked.”

The opposition leader added that the facts state that the government has mishandled the management of this health crisis, and citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are paying the price for it.