An examination of the entire San Fernando General Hospital will be done after rats infested a warehouse at the facility.
A report in a daily newspaper claimed patients and staff may be at risk as the rodents have been leaving behind droppings and urine.
However, Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, says that building is far from clinical blocks.
Mr Deyalsingh says steps are being taken to ensure the rest of the hospital remains unaffected.
Mr Deyalsingh says if responsibility for the infestation can be traced to an employee or group of workers, disciplinary action will be taken by the regional health authority.