Hospital reacts as patients discover snake in operating theatre, says it was only a monkey - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Hospital reacts as patients discover snake in operating theatre, says it was only a monkey

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A hospital in Trinidad and Tobago has admitted a monkey was discovered inside the building, but angrily denied a snake was with it too.


The simian was reportedly spotted in Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s operating theatre early on Friday by medical staff, who were preparing to resume elective surgeries following a three-month interruption due to coronavirus.

The incident caused an hours-long delay in operations, with zoo workers called in to capture the animal, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.

In a statement, the region’s health authority said it was aware of two posts circulating on social media, one which was captioned, “Monkey and Big Snake was found at the Post-of-Spain General Hospital yesterday”.

Another featured a video clip of a monkey clambering around on a shelf.

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The North West Regional Health Authority has been contacted for comment.