The elderly man rescued by San Fernando Mayor Navi Muradali has walked out of San Fernando General Hospital and returned to the place he called home, at King's Wharf.
But the broken beams of Alwrick Toby's collapsed wooden house were not there when he returned.
The rubble was cleared by workers of the San Fernando City Corporation, Muradali said.
"I am not sure if he discharged himself from the hospital or was sent home. The corporation's public health department said the area Mr Toby lived was insanitary and a clean-up exercise was done. The shack was in a deplorable condition and there was garbage everywhere," he said.
Toby, who suffered a stroke, sat on a galvanised roofing sheet on the cleared piece of land.
He said he was not being treated quickly at the hospital's Emergency Department and decided to return home.
Muradali said social workers were assigned to locate Toby's relatives in Chaguanas.
"I have contacted Court Shamrock to assist Mr Toby until his family is located," he said.
Toby said he lived at the Centre for Socially Displaced Persons in Port of Spain but he could not say how he came to be in San Fernando. He said his caregiver left about two months ago.
Court Shamrock is situated at Independence Avenue and assists socially displaced people.