A Christmas Message with a warning.
The Medical Professionals Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MPATT)
extend SEASONS GREETINGS in this season of goodwill to the public
of Trinidad and Tobago.
In this season of giving, we tend to forget the celebration of
the birth of Jesus Christ.
During this period, we over-indulge in food and drink. Patients
with diabetes (sugar); hypertension (high blood pressure); cardiac
(heart) and other diseases are especially reminded that they must
adhere to their restricted diets.
Alcoholic consumption also increases. "Dizzy and delightful"
is the desired aim. "Drunk and disorderly" will result
in missing out the festive season. "Dead drunk" may result
in missing out the rest of life.
Driving habits which are presently undisciplined, deteriorates
during this period. Alcohol consumption may be an added factor.
Therefore, exercise due caution on the road. Designate a driver
for alcohol and gasolene do NOT mix.
Parents are reminded that fireworks and other explosive devices
are dangerous and should be avoided. If used, however, it must be
under strict parental supervision with maximum adherence to safety
MPATT wishes one and all, a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
MPATT - Uniting, Protecting and Advancing the Medical
Dr. Colin Furlonge, President
Dr. Lakhan Roop, Vice-President
Dr. Khalid Ali, Secretary
Dr. Philip Ayoung-Chee
Trinidad & Tobago