Foreign ministry asks T&T health minister to investigate

Death of Guyanese tourist

The government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said it was “deeply concerned” over the reported incident of a Guyanese national on holiday in Trinidad & Tobago who died after being refused medical treatment at one of the island’s hospitals because he was a non-national.

Thirty-five-year-old Jeetindra Sookram died of a suspected heart attack last Thursday at a private medical institution after he was refused emergency treatment at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

According to a release from the Foreign Ministry, Guyana’s Honorary Consul General in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Ernie Ross has since requested the Minister of Health Fuad Khan to investigate this report. The release said that the minster has given the assurance that the matter is  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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