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65% not happy with Govt management of healthcare
« on: March 15, 2015, 01:32:10 PM »
65% not happy with Govt management of healthcare
Trinidad Guardian Opinion Poll conducted by Ansa Mcal, Psychological Research Centre, UWI

Published: Sunday, March 15, 2015



Long waits for medical attention and for surgeries, no beds, poor healthcare, verbal abuse, negligence and prescriptions not filled in a timely manner are some of the major complaints levied by sick patients and their families against public health institutions in T&T, as evident in numerous media reports. This has led many ill citizens to choose a private hospital over a public one, once they can afford it.

In response to incidents of poor service in the health sector that have endangered people’s lives, Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan outlined a number of measures to improve the delivery of service, ranging from an injection of foreign doctors and nurses from Cuba, India and Uganda, new lab services, customer relations training, more equipment, fostering of a healthy work attitude, increased supply of beds, and a decrease in the wait time for admittance.

In a recent survey on the government’s management of healthcare, 65 per cent of respondents were unsatisfied. Twenty-seven per cent of respondents said they were “totally unsatisfied,” while 38 per cent said they were “unsatisfied.” These were the findings of a Trinidad Guardian poll conducted and supervised by Prof Derek Chadee, director of the ANSA Mc AL Psychological Research Centre, University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

The poll, a nationwide survey held from January 29 to February 3, interviewed 507 respondents over the age of 18 selected by a random digit dialling method. The intention of the survey was to assess popular opinion on a number of major issues. Overall, the sample consisted of 35 per cent Afro-Trinidadians, 39 per cent Indo-Trinidadians, 25 per cent Mixed race and one per cent other groups. Of the sample, 53 per cent were females. The margin of error is plus or minus four per cent.

With regard to the government’s management of healthcare, almost two-thirds of respondents indicated that they were not satisfied. Precisely, 27 per cent reported that they were “totally unsatisfied,” 38 per cent “unsatisfied,” 29 per cent “satisfied,” and three per cent “totally satisfied.” For analyses, the categories “totally unsatisfied” and “unsatisfied” were re-coded into a single category, “unsatisfied.” “Totally satisfied” and “satisfied” were re-coded into the category “satisfied.”

Analysing responses by ethnicity, Afro-Trinidadians were most “unsatisfied” with the Government’s management of healthcare, followed by Mixed people. Specifically, 73 per cent Afro-Trinidadians, 68 per cent Mixed, and 56 per cent Indo-Trinidadians stated that they were “unsatisfied”—a five per cent difference between Afro-Trinidadians and Mixed, and a 17 per cent difference between Afro-Trinidadians and Indo-Trinidadians.

Forty-one per cent Indo-Trinidadians stated they were “satisfied,” followed by Mixed (29 per cent), and Afro-Trinidadians (24 per cent)—a 17 per cent difference between Afro-Trinidadians and Indo-Trinidadians. Analysing responses by sex, 65 per cent males and 65 per cent females indicated that they were “unsatisfied,” while 32 per cent of males and females responded “satisfied.”

With respect to educational background, 71 per cent of technical/vocational and 69 per cent of tertiary-educated people indicated that they were “unsatisfied,” with 61 per cent secondary and 59 per cent primary-educated respondents also indicating dissatisfaction with the management of the healthcare sector.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

How satisfied are you with the government’s management of healthcare?

UNSATISFIED
    • We never get proper service at health centres or at hospitals
    • They need to buy new equipment to upgrade the hospitals
    • There are a lot of sick people waiting outside hospitals to get treatment
    • It’s simple things like wheelchairs and beds which are needed

SATISFIED
    • San Fernando hospital is improving
    • The new health centres are well-equipped 
    • Couva healthcare service is remarkable

How satisfied are you with the Government’s management of healthcare?

Totally unsatisfied    27 per cent
Unsatisfied    38 per cent
Satisfied    29 per cent
Totally satisfied    3 per cent
Don’t know    3 per cent
« Last Edit: March 15, 2015, 01:50:10 PM by Socapro »
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Re: 65% not happy with Govt management of healthcare
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 11:11:58 PM »

Interesting. I notice Couva residents say their healthcare is remarkable  :)

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Re: 65% not happy with Govt management of healthcare
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 11:48:27 AM »

Interesting. I notice Couva residents say their healthcare is remarkable  :)

Yea they delusional that way. They argued for years they need a hospital because of Pt. Lisas. They got a fancy Poly clinic when UNC came into power and shut up. Now I hearing the children hospital is a hospital so they happy twice.
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Only 34 per cent satisfied with Govt’s handling of the economy
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 04:58:37 PM »
Only 34 per cent satisfied with Govt’s handling of economy
Trinidad Guardian Opinion Poll conducted by Ansa Mcal, Psychological Research Centre, UWI

Published: Sunday, March 22, 2015


In an address to the nation in January, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar assured citizens that the People’s Partnership Government would guide T&T safely through the turbulent economic times. Persad-Bissessar gave the commitment while addressing the nation on the state of the economy, in the light of growing turbulence in the global energy sector and the impact of lower oil prices. Since assuming office in 2010, Persad-Bissessar said, her Government had reversed economic decline, brought stability, and restored confidence in the economy.

The PM said the challenges experienced in the economy tested our reforms, strength and resilience, and she gave the assurance that her Government would bring T&T safely through.  Further, the macroeconomic indicators by which we measure our economic strength as a regional leader and global player are far better than those we inherited in 2010, Persad-Bissessar said, and our unemployment remained historically low at 3.6 per cent. At the end of December 2014, Persad-Bissessar said, our foreign reserves stood at $73 billion.

She said the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund stood at $35 billion and new investment in the energy sector was projected in 2015 to be well over $2 billion. Persad-Bissessar also stated that last December, Standard and Poor’s reaffirmed T&T’s “A” credit rating, with a stable outlook for the economy. In moving forward, Persad-Bissessar said, there were areas in which the Government must redirect its spending in order to manage the present state of the economy.

In a recent survey, respondents were asked how satisfied they were with the Government’s management of the economy. Sixty per cent of respondents indicated they were not satisfied, 34 per cent indicated they were satisfied, and six per cent responded “Don’t know.” These were the findings of a T&T Guardian poll conducted and supervised by Prof Derek Chadee, director of the ANSA McAL Psychological Research Centre, University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

The poll, a nationwide survey held from January 29 to February 3, interviewed 507 respondents over the age of 18 selected by a random digit dialling method. The intention of the survey was to assess popular opinion on a number of major issues. Overall, the sample consisted of 35 per cent Afro-Trinidadians, 39 per cent Indo-Trinidadians, 25 per cent Mixed race citizens and one per cent other groups. Of the sample, 53 per cent were females. The margin of error is plus or minus four per cent.

Sixty per cent of respondents indicated that they were not satisfied with the Government’s management of the economy. Precisely, 16 per cent reported that they were “totally unsatisfied,” 44 per cent “unsatisfied,” 31 per cent “satisfied,” and three per cent “totally satisfied.” For the analyses that follow, response categories “totally unsatisfied” and “unsatisfied” were re-coded into a single category, “unsatisfied.”  “Totally satisfied” and “satisfied” were re-coded into the category “satisfied.”

Analysing responses by ethnicity showed that Afro-Trinidadians were most likely to be “unsatisfied” and Indo-Trinidadians most likely to be “satisfied” with the Government’s management of the economy. Specifically, 74 per cent of Afro-Trinidadians, 71 per cent Mixed race citizens and 40 per cent Indo-Trinidadians stated that they were “unsatisfied”—a 34 per cent difference between Afro-Trinidadians and Indo-Trinidadians.

Fifty-four of Indo-Trinidadians were most likely to state that they were “satisfied” with the Government’s management of the economy, whereas 24 per cent of Mixed race persons and 18 per cent of Afro-Trinidadians also gave this response—a 36 per cent difference between Indo-Trinidadians and Afro-Trinidadians.

Examining responses by sex showed little difference in satisfaction between males and females. Specifically, 60 per cent of females and 59 per cent of males indicated that they were “unsatisfied.” Thirty-six per cent of males and 33 per cent of females responded that they were “satisfied.” Analysing responses by education revealed a similarity in responses among people of various educational backgrounds.

Specifically, 60 per cent secondary, 60 per cent technical/vocational, 59 per cent per cent tertiary, and 57 per cent primary educated persons expressed that they were “unsatisfied” with the government’s management of the economy. Thirty-six per cent of those with technical/vocational education indicated they were “satisfied,” as did 36 per cent of those with tertiary education, 34 per cent with primary, and 33 per cent with secondary education.

How satisfied are you with the Government’s management of the economy?
Totally unsatisfied    16 per cent
Unsatisfied    44 per cent
Satisfied    31 per cent
Totally satisfied    3 per cent
Don’t know    6 per cent
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Re: 65% not happy with Govt management of healthcare
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 02:03:22 PM »
they should do a poll of doctors and ask how satisfied they are with the healthcare..
finished internship dec 31st and still cant get a placement..damn frustrating when you see them talking about shortage of doctors yet every one i know that finished around the same time as myself home waiting to see if they could get a job
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Re: 65% not happy with Govt management of healthcare
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 02:16:36 PM »
they should do a poll of doctors and ask how satisfied they are with the healthcare..
finished internship dec 31st and still cant get a placement..damn frustrating when you see them talking about shortage of doctors yet every one i know that finished around the same time as myself home waiting to see if they could get a job

Real sorry to hear that but as they have been advertising, your government is working for you.

Let’s hope she takes the elections date out of her bra real soon as many folks are losing their patience while having to endure them pillaging the country's treasury and taxpayers money while doing their best to encourage ethnic voting in the hope that might get their brainwashed followers to vote them back in so they can continue more of the same.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 02:19:02 PM by Socapro »
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