Task Force for Health

The operationalization of a task force on the health sector has been confirmed at the latest plenary sitting of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

THA Chief Secretary Hon. Kelvin Charles said the body is reviewing and addressing the challenges being faced by Tobago’s health institutions.

“The first meeting was held on January 21st, 2020 and the committee’s life, initially, is expected to run for four weeks from the date of commencement,” Charles said.

The task force includes Chairperson THA Chief Administrator Bernadette Solomon-Koroma, Dr. Anton Cumberbatch; Human Recourse Consultant Carol David; former TRHA CEO Ashworth Learmont and Cecile Beckles.

“The purpose is as follows: Reviewing the organisational structure of the TRHA to determine how it is managed and how personnel are distributed; reviewing the financial operations of the TRHA; reviewing levels of healthcare delivery through the operations of the TRHA, the C.M.O. and the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development,” he said.

Charles indicated that the task force will also look at how the health sector utilizes all of its resources, including its employees.

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