Ministry of Health’s Virtual Media Conference – Monday 29th November 2021

Key Points From the Ministry of Health’s Virtual Media Conference – Monday 29th November 2021

  • Minister of Health, Terrence Deylasingh, announced that the Government is currently working on launching a COVID-19 booster program for the public.
  • Principal Medical Officer of Institutions, Dr. Maryam Abdool-Richards, stated that 90.9% of persons in the parallel healthcare system are not fully vaccinated and that occupancy in the system stands at 70%.
  • Dr. Richards also indicated that 90 persons in Accident & Emergency in the traditional healthcare system are currently being treated for COVID-19 across the country. 21 of those patients are receiving ICU care, none of these persons are fully vaccinated.
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