Tag Archives: Ministry of Health

Come better than that: Sex and the State

Three years ago, at a workshop on women’s health, a street-smart 23-year-old from along the East West Corridor asked me, “If a man — in my mouth, I could get pregnant?” It will shock many to know that while in popular discourse about sexuality, young people are stereotyped as sexually …

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Ebola: How worried should you really be?

2014 has seen more Ebola infections and deaths than any other year in the past. As a mother and a citizen of a country which allows visa-free entry to some affected African nations, how worried should I really be? That’s the question I asked myself when news broke of the infection and subsequent death of …

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MC Lara caught at slips after “unimportant” stroke

It turns out that arguably the greatest batsman of all time is a below average MC. Brian Lara, former Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies cricket legend, took the microphone at the “Yorke Beach Party” during the Carnival season, hopped around the stage like Courtney Walsh with a bat and …

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Dr Death: Health Minister puts common sense on life support

One in five persons who buy pharmaceutical drugs today will be given counterfeit products. Some of those unwitting customers will suffer fatal reactions. That’s all. Have a nice day, Trinidad and Tobago. Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan again demonstrated his profound usefulness and suitability for a managerial role by scaring …

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Fuad’s family affair; taxpayers’ bill included

Do you know what your wife is up to while you’re at work? Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has solved that problem albeit at the taxpayers’ expense. The Trinidad Guardian reported today that Dr Carol Bhagan-Khan, wife of the Health Minister, is set to be unveiled as the new executive …

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Critical experience overrated

The ERHA board is reportedly furious over Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan’s reinstatement of the allegedly 20-something-year-old Stacy Harricharan as CEO although the post supposedly demands 10 years’ experience as a senior manager. Fortunately for Harricharan, who presumably bought aspirin for her school nurse as a teenager, she did not …

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Fuad touched by Manning gesture

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan said that ex-PM Patrick Manning is improving since suffering a mild stroke and even gave him a “thumbs up” after a hospital visit yesterday. Wired868 could not confirm whether Khan was wearing his glasses and if he is sure about which finger Manning used. More …

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