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Car Park Attendant
We are seeking to recruit a good candidate for the temporary position
of Car Park Attendant.
• Direct customers to available parking spaces
• Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage
is maximized .
• Lift, position and remove barricades in order to open or close
• Patrol parking areas in order to prevent vehicle damage and
vehicle or property thefts.
• Attend to customers promptly and efficiently on a daily basis.
• Perform other related duties as required.
• At least 2 O'Level Passes.
• At least 1 year experience in a similar position.
• Ability to multitask and operate within specified time frames.
• Customer focused.
• Ability to communicate ideas verbally in individual and group
Interested persons should submit their resume to:
P.O Box 600. Port-of-Spain
Please clearly indicate Car Park Attendant on your application.
Application Deadline: September 19, 2013
CHARLES KONG SOO
Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan
says $28 million has been allocated
for private dialysis centres and ten-
ders will be put out soon. He also
urged citizens to not contribute to
the burgeoning health problems but
to change their unhealthy lifestyles
so as to avoid becoming dialysis
patients in the future and place fur-
ther burden on the health sector.
He was speaking during the lunch
interval at Parliament on Friday.
Khan said, "We've gotten $28 mil-
lion allocation for private dialysis.
I've gotten a note approved by Cab-
inet where private dialysis centres
will be available for the population
and that will be starting very soon
"Hospital dialysis is filled as it is
already, and more patients are com-
ing every day.
"We're looking at the figures, and
I realise more and more people need
dialysis because of the unhealthy
lifestyles and unhealthy way of eat-
ing, so they're damaging their kid-
neys by not taking care of their blood
pressure or their diabetes and causing
us more and more problems with
He said with thousands of people
now suffering from diabetes and
complications from diabetes, dialysis
was keeping them alive. Khan said
it was unfortunate that citizens were
not listening to the ministry's warn-
ings that the country had a serious
obesity and hypertension problem,
as well as a problem with diabetes
and cardiac disease which had now
taken the forefront in chronic dis-
Khan said at the rate the country
was going due to improper diet and
inactivity, with more people become
susceptible to diabetes, home dialysis
units in every single house might
According to Khan, there was a
dire need for people to watch their
diets and how much processed food
they ate. High lood pressure, dia-
betes, limited physical activity, eating
foods with lots of sugars, not eating
enough vegetables, not drinking
enough fluid all contributed to
destroying their kidneys and hearts.
The Health Minister said under
the previous administration Cabinet
had approved four private dialysis
treatment centres for citizens. How-
ever, they are now unable to handle
the capacity of patients needing
Khan said the ministry will mon-
itor and regulate all the dialysis cen-
tres so there will be an increase in
the amount of private dialysis service
suppliers and an improvement in
the patients' care and treatment
He said they were also going to
ask patients themselves to monitor
the length of time for their treatment
Khan said he hoped that when
more of the private dialysis treatment
centres become available, once they
are properly licenced and recom-
mended, competition will drive down
the cost of $950 for a single treat-
When asked about the former
health minister, Jerry Narace's pro-
posal of a partnership with Fresenius
Medical Care Holdings to create two
new dialysis centres during his
tenure, Khan said it was still being
Howai on dialysis
In his 2014 budget presentation
on Monday, Finance Minister Larry
Howai said appropriate infrastructure
with best practices for delivery of
quality services for dialysis patients
was put in place.
He said from November 1, only
those private health institutions
which meet best practice standards
will provide dialysis service to
patients referred from public health
Howai said this initial arrangement
would last two years and will allow
for the delivery of 12 sessions per
month at a maximum sum of $950
Govt allocates $28m for
private dialysis centres
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