The sister-in-law of Minister of the People Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh has died from suspected dengue.
Allysa Mohammed, a mother of one, was admitted to the Mt Hope Hospital where she died yesterday morning.
She was a manager of the Agricultural Development Bank’s (ADB) mobile unit.
Mohammed, 45, was the sister of Ramadharsingh’s wife, Arlene Maharaj.
“She had been ailing for the past couple of days. She has been visiting doctors and two doctors said that she contracted dengue. But she has been battling some health challenges,” Ramadharsingh said.
Mohammed lived in Cunupia.
The Express was told Mohammed was admitted to hospital after severe dengue-like symptoms, including high fever and body pains.
“She was taken to the hospital this morning and we received a call that she didn’t make it. This is a shock to the family and we are saddened by what has happened.”
Ramadharsingh said an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of death on Monday.
According to information provided by health officials, up to the end of August, there were three confirmed dengue deaths and six suspected dengue deaths in Trinidad and Tobago since January 2012.
The three confirmed deaths included a 14-year-old boy who died during the period July to September last year, a 61-year-old man who died some time between January to March this year, and 59-year-old Haniff Ali who died in August.