The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment says it is continuing its Emergency Management efforts in the aftermath of the accident in Owia on Monday, which claimed the lives of 5 persons, left two unaccounted for, and resulted in the hospitalization of 14.
A release from the Ministry says it can confirm that 7 persons remain admitted at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, 3 children and 4 adults. They remain in stable condition.
Meanwhile, at the Georgetown Hospital, one of the four patients admitted on Monday has been transferred to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown. The three remaining patients were discharged from the Georgetown Hospital yesterday. The Ministry says intense counselling will continue for all those persons affected by the tragedy.
The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital is now back to regular operations as the temporary restrictions placed on visiting hours yesterday have been lifted.
Dr. Jozelle Miller, Health Psychologist in the Ministry of Health, has confirmed that the patients at the MCMH are stable and doing well. She says she is being assisted by three counsellors who are providing support at the hospital, as well as to those persons who come to view the bodies of their deceased family members.
Teams from the Ministries of Education and National Mobilization have been organized to go into the communities of Owia and Fancy, as well as at the North Union Secondary School, where the majority of the students who lost their lives in the accident or were injured, attended classes