The Opposition Leader is calling for clarity on the legal basis of the NCRHA’s alleged management of the Couva Hospital.
Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar wrote to the authority’s Chairman and CEO claiming that there is evidence that it is in management of the facility.
However, she noted that for this to be the case, the NCRHA’s jurisdiction must extend to the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation.
Currently, she said, the SWRHA is tasked with providing healthcare to that region and, therefore, should have jurisdiction for the Couva Hospital.
Mrs Persad-Bissessar believes that, based on current affairs, the matter is of urgent public interest.