Trinidad and Tobago on alert for diseases linked to covid19

CMO Dr Roshan Parasram -
CMO Dr Roshan Parasram -

None of the 107 recovered covid19 patients have had a resurgence of the virus after they were discharged.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram said during the Ministry of Health's covid19 briefing on Wednesday, the recovered patients were monitored for seven days after they were discharged and only one person developed a cough.

He said that patient was taken to the hospital, checked and then released."Out of the total number of patients discharged, one person developed a slight cough weeks after being discharged.” He said the ministry will also be on the lookout for suspicious complications that may have developed after infection with covid19."(These may include) strokes, cardiovascular, thrombotic phenomenon (blood clot inside a vessel), so we have been on the lookout for these unusual presentations."

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said the ministry will also be doing a thorough review of the 108 recovered and recovering patients as time progresses.

He said the ministry is aware of diseases reported internationally which are suspected to have arisen from covid19.

"As the covid pandemic spreads its wings globally, different parts will get different manifestations of the disease." He said the ministry will continue to be on the alert and emphasises why TT shouldn't "raise a victory flag" just yet.


"Trinidad and Tobago on alert for diseases linked to covid19"

More in this section