The drugs stolen from the dispensary of the St James Medical Complex are now back in the possession of the North West Regional Health Authority.
In a statement yesterday the NWRHA said it was pleased to reveal that approximately 99 per cent of drugs that went missing from the dispensary on July 5 were recovered by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
It said the handover of the recovered items to the NWRHA was conducted on Saturday at the St James Medical Complex.
The NWRHA said the exercise was led by Officers from the Western Division Criminal Investigations Department. A thorough inventory was completed and batch numbers of the items were verified by officials from both parties.
Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said the stolen drugs were worth $2.5 million.
The NWRHA also extended “its deepest gratitude to the TTPS for its due diligence which resulted in the recovery of the items.”
It added,” It is a victory for the NWRHA which will be beneficial to the hospital’s patients.”
Investigations are ongoing.