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Health Officials Engage Parents at ASJA San Fernando

MOE News
Nov 30 2018

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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


Education Towers, No.5 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Phone: 868-622-2181

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Health Officials Engage Parents at ASJA San Fernando


The Ministry of Education has implemented all necessary health protocols to address the concerns of the staff, students and parents of the San Fernando ASJA Primary School, following claims of an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease on the compound.  The concerns were raised after three (3) students fell ill and were treated for vomiting and diarrhea.

Ministry of Health officials visited the school today, Thursday 29th November, 2018 and carried out tests on the compound, but have not confirmed the presence of this disease.

The principal also invited parents to a meeting and they were briefed by Ministry of Health officials on the symptoms of the disease and what measures are being implemented by the school to clean and sanitise the compound. Meanwhile, the school remains open, since the Ministry of Health has not given instructions to close the school. 

The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education has expressed his appreciation with the way the Ministry of Education officers, Public Health Officials and the Ministry of Health have responded to the situation to inform parents of the situation and the measures being implemented to address the health and safety concerns of our teachers and students.



 Released on 29th November, 2018 



For further information please contact the Ministry’s Communications Division at 622-2181.