The Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) is refuting claims that there is an overrun of COVID-19 cases at the Sangre Grande Hospital, as is currently being put about in social media.
And the ERHA is urging the public to check with reliable sources—such as the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Communications—when it comes to news and updates on the COVID-19 situation in this country.
In an advisory issued on the matter, the ERHA assures that the hospital’s “Accident and Emergency Department is fully functional, and has not been relocated to facilitate any suspected cases of COVID-I9.
The full text of the ERHA’s advisory, follows…
DEBUNKING FAKE NEWS
The Eastern Regional Health Authority is informing the public that the rumour stating that there is an overrun of COVID-19 cases at the Sangre Grande Hospital is not true.
Members of the public are advised that the Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre General Practitioner's Clinic was relocated to the Sangre Grande Hospital on May l, 2021 and May2. 2021 to facilitate scheduled maintenance works at the facility.
Kindly note the Sangre Grande Hospital Accident and Emergency Department is fully functional, and has not been relocated to facilitate any suspected cases of COVID-I9
Members of the public are asked to refrain from sharing false or misleading information about COVID-19.
Please get updates only from reliable sources such as the Ministry of Health at www.health.gov.tt, and the Ministry of Communications at www.moc.gov.tt.