House of Representatives


Failure of the Government to deliver on its health sector mandate

House of Representatives - 3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS it is the responsibility of the Ministry of Health to protect, promote and improve the health status of citizens;

AND WHEREAS there have been numerous complaints from citizens regarding drug shortages and long waiting times for healthcare services at public health institutions;

AND WHEREAS the Report of the Committee Appointed to Investigate the Factors Contributing to Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients in Trinidad and Tobago also highlighted the existence of multiple chronic non-communicable diseases in our population;

AND WHEREAS the Government’s approach to healthcare has failed to adequately and effectively treat with these public health issues:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House take note of the failure of the Government to deliver on its health sector mandate.

(By the Member for Fyzabad)

27 Jan 2023
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1. Dr. Lackram Bodoe [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
3. Dr. Rai Ragbir [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
4.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [San Fernando West] [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
5.Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
6.The Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy [Tobago East] [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
7.Mr. Ravi Ratiram [Couva North] [Opposition Member]