Field hospitals from US are result of an agreement made in 2020: Keith Rowley

The 2 field hospitals have reached Trinidad and Tobago donated by the US that is the result of the agreement between both the countries on September 2020

Field hospitals from US are result of an agreement made in 2020: Keith Rowley
Field hospitals from US are result of an agreement made in 2020: Keith Rowley

Trinidad: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley lashed back at the statements made by UNC in which they claimed that the two field hospitals that we donated to Trinidad and Tobago are the result of their (UNC’s) efforts made two days ago.

In response to UNC’s statement, Dr Rowley stated that after the government spoke about expanding bed spaces, Kamla Persad passed outside the Couva Hospital and saw the field hospital going up, and she discovered what it was and that it came from the US.

He alleged that after that, Kamla Persad went to her office and made a call to the US government, asked a field hospital and then later framed the press release to give herself credit for bringing field Hospital to Trinidad and Tobago.

He stated that the two field hospitals that arrived in Trinidad and Tobago from the US are the result of an agreement made dating back to September 2020.

Prime Minister Dr Rowley stated that the lies of the opposition had been revealed as no aid can arrive after just two days of a conversation.

He stated that the opposition made similar attempts like they made when the Republic of India sent out vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago is moving under severe coronavirus crisis, the hospital’s ward is now at 41 per cent occupancy, while ICU is at 74 per cent, and HDU is at 94 per cent. Till 4 p.m; on Tuesday, there were 335 COVID-19 patients in the hospital.

Two field hospitals (temporary/mobile hospitals), each with a 40-bed capacity, in Trinidad and Tobago, aid in the fight against the covid19 pandemic. The higher medical official said that out of two field hospitals, one would be added to Couva Hospital and add the 2nd to Jean Pierre Complex in Port of Spain.

In this, 40 beds include High Dependency (HDU) and Intensive Care Units (ICU). These are not in use till now, but in the state of emergency, when will need these units, these will be taken to use.