Minister: Couva hospital to open for referrals in July


    From July, public hospitals will be able to refer patients to the Couva Medical Multi-Training Facility for diagnostic imaging services.

    This, according to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, is the first component of operationalizing the facility located along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.

    Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh

    He says the hospital will provide some relief for the demand for services like CT scans and cut down on costs.

    Mr Deyalsingh says CDAP pharmacy services will also be introduced in July.

    Meanwhile, UWI St Augustine Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland revealed details of the teaching aspect of the hospital.

    Minister Deyalsingh says there is no link between the partial opening of the facility and the upcoming elections.

    The hospital will be initially operated by the North Central Regional Health Authority while an “internationally recognized” operator can be found.