Marlene Augustine - Monda y, August 7 2017
President of the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nursing Association (TTRNA) Idi Stewart said they are giving the Government until August monthend to pay all stipends owed to nursing students.
In a telephone interview yesterday, Stewart said the government was currently cutting back in a number of areas related to nursing which is having a negative impact on the health sector.
Stewart said University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) nursing students have not been paid their stipends since July 2016, and they are giving the government a deadline to address the issue.
“Their stipend is $800 per month and they are refusing to pay this amount to the students.