House of Representatives


Approval for Construction of new Point Fortin Hospital

House of Representatives - 4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the 2010 Manifesto of the People’s Partnership Government was adopted by Cabinet as Government Policy, as stated in the Preface of the Medium Term Policy Framework;

AND WHEREAS in such document, within Pillar 2 – Human Development, Inclusivity, Diversity, Wellness and Competitiveness, the Government articulated its intention to improve physical infrastructure of Public Health Care Facilities, and as a priority a new Point Fortin Hospital;

AND WHEREAS several announcements have been made to initiate with immediacy, the construction of several health facilities other than the said new Point Fortin Hospital;

AND WHEREAS the construction of the Point Fortin Hospital should have commenced in the first quarter of 2013;

AND WHEREAS healthcare at the Point Fortin Hospital continues to deteriorate to unacceptable levels, putting at risk the lives of citizens from La Brea to Icacos, and including persons from Fyzabad, Buenos Ayres and environs;

AND WHEREAS there is also no adequate local health service for employees of industries within the South Western Peninsula

BE IT RESOLVED that this Honorable House call upon the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to take immediate steps to begin construction of the new Point Fortin Hospital.

(By the Member for Point Fortin)

29 Nov 2013
2 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon [Point Fortin] [Opposition Member]
2. Dr. Fuad Khan [Barataria/San Juan] [Minister of Health]