A hospital in Trinidad and Tobago has admitted that a monkey was discovered inside the building and is insisting that it was not a snake.
The simian was reportedly spotted in the Port-of-Spain General Hospital’s operating room on Friday by medical staff.
Monkey 🐒 and a Big Snake 🐍 was found @ the Port Of Spain General Hospital Yesterday
Posted by Lawless T&T on Saturday, 23 May 2020
The medical staff was preparing to resume elective surgeries following a three-month interruption brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
The monkey caused a couple of hours in delay for the surgeries.
Zoo workers were called in to capture the animal, said the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.
In a statement that was released by the health authority of the region, they said that they were aware of 2 posts circulating on social media.
A video claims that: “Monkey and Big Snake was found at the Post-of-Spain General Hospital yesterday.”
Another video featured a video clip of a monkey clambering around on a shelf.
The statement by the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) said:
The Authority categorically denies that a snake was also found on the hospital’s compound and any information suggesting same is false, misleading and malicious. The incident is currently being reviewed in an effort to implement appropriate measures to prevent a recurrence.
The NWRHA did admit that the staff found the monkey at around 7 am on Friday morning.