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Role of the Ministry of Health Essay

  • Submitted by: PamelaRodriguez1
  • on March 25, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 302 words

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The securing of adequate human resource is another important aspect of the Ministry of Health’s responsibility. In Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Health is constantly trying to ensure that there is adequate medical staff to address the needs of an expanding population, this is done by the development of medical teaching facilities, and the introduction of contract workers from other countries. According to Kalifa Clyne’s article in the Trinidad Guardian, (November 19, 2012) there are three medical institutions where doctors are trained in Trinidad and Tobago; the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, the San Fernando General Hospital and the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. It is in this very article the Minister of Health Dr Fuad Khan assures the nation that “he is working with the regional health authorities so that every hospital could become a teaching hospital,’’ which would afford for the training of more medical students resulting in a greater supply of trained medical staff. The Ministry of Health also recruits medical staff from outside of Trinidad and Tobago when necessary, to ensure that there is always sufficient staff to serve the public in health facilities nationwide. In an attempt to address the shortage of doctors and nurses within the health system, thirty six Cuban health professionals; eight doctors and 28 nurses, were contracted for two years in November 2012(Trinidad Express, 2012). By employing these strategies, the Ministry of Health guarantees that there are ample trained professionals to satisfy the health issues of the people of Trinidad and Tobago in a manner that is prompt and professional, which is conducive to the effective organization of the nation’s healthcare system.



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