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Guyana to get first eye hospital; Optique Vision Care hailed for contribution to optometry studies

Guyana will by next year have its first specialty hospital whose focus will be on eye care with the aim of tapping into the medical tourism market, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Optique Vision Care, Dhani Narine said Friday. He made the announcement at a 10th anniversary observance, and later told Demerara Waves Online News that more than US$3 ...

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Wellness project launched to reduce chronic conditions in 150 persons

The Greater Guyana Initiative (GGI)-funded Enhancing Community Wellness Project, which aims to reduce the prevalence of chronic health conditions in 150 participants was officially launched August 30 at 3t EnerMech, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD). This project is being led by the Roraima Learning Trust (RLT) and aims to reduce the prevalence of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and ...

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Berbice Psychiatric Hospital to be closed eventually- Health Ministry

The 154-year-old Psychiatric Hospital, Berbice would be closed eventually, and provision made to accommodate mentally ill patients at a new New Amsterdam Hospital that would be constructed, Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said.l “Over time, the current facilities that we have in New Amsterdam, we’ll be closing those facilities,” he told the opening of a Neonatal conference at the weekend. ...

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Number of Georgetown street dwellers reduced- Human Services Minister

The number of street dwellers in commercial Georgetown has been reduced significantly and a number of them have been trained and employed, according to Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr Vindhya Persaud. “Some people don’t like to abide by the rules. Some people like the street kind of conditions and some people refuse to move but we have- ...

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British NGO-funded UG-affiliated biodiversity research centre isn’t about exporting science- co-founder

The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday formally announced the establishment of a not-for-profit biodiversity research centre in the Essequibo River near the Mazaruni and Cuyuni rivers with an assurance by the British non-governmental organisation that the aim is not to export scientific information from the area. Co-founder of the Sophia Point Rainforest Research Institute, British parliamentarian David Lammy said ...

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Mahdia dorm fire victim discharged from New York’s Staten Island hospital 3 months after fatal blaze

STATEN ISLAND, New York City (WABC) —Β It’s been three long months of surgeries, skin grafts, physical rehabilitation, and grief counseling. But Monday, three months to the day of a fatal fire that claimed the lives of 20 students in a girl’s dormitory in Guyana, the most critically burned patient will be discharged. Mariza Williams was a student at the school ...

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Guyana forges ahead with China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Guyana has agreed to go ahead with the next step of China’s physical infrastructure-centered Belt and Road Initiative, according to a joint statement issued by the two countries to mark the end of President Irfaan Ali’s one-week official visit to that Asian giant. “The Guyana side expressed willingness to discuss and conclude the Joint Action Plan on Promotion of the ...

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Modern sewage treatment plant for Georgetown

Preparations are underway for the construction of a modern waste water treatment plant for Georgetown and bring an end to the dumping of that type of waste into the Demerara River and Atlantic sea, Minister of Housing and Water Collin Croal said Saturday. He said the US$36 million effluent treatment plant, which would probably be constructed in Kingston, would have ...

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Canada must help train Guyanese nurses for local, foreign markets- Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday appealed to Canada to set up a training institution in Guyana to train Guyanese as nurses for the local, Caribbean and Canadian markets, as the South American nation grapples with a serious shortage of that category of health workers due to migration. “We encourage Canadian accredited institutions to establish their footprint in Guyana for the ...

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Guyana to import nurses to deal with serious shortage

Faced with a serious shortage of nurses in the public health system, President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that government was turning to Cuba for an emergency supply of that category of health workers while Guyana accelerates the training of surplus nurses. “We are in discussion now, for example, with Cuba,” he said, adding that he held talks earlier Wednesday ...

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