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Police to be deployed to West Demerara hospital to stem assault of doctors

After emergency room doctors and other health workers at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) downed tools earlier this week to protest poor security, the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday announced that police would be permanently deployed at that health institution. “These include armed ranks of the Guyana Police Force to be a permanent feature at the hospital to beef ...

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“We cannot discourage whistle-blowers”- says Bulkan on transfer of nurse who exposed PNCR Councillor’s access to painkiller

In the wake of the transfer of a nurse in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) following her public disclosure that a well-known pro-government official had been accessing a very strong painkiller, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan said people who disclose misdeeds should be encouraged. “We cannot discourage whistle-blowers. We need to promote persons out there who are prepared, who have the courage to ...

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International technical visit to Brazil to learn about school feeding, family farming

Representatives from Guyana and twelve other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will be in Vitória, Brazil from May 16 to 18, to learn about the Brazilian experience of School Feeding Programmes and purchasing from Family Farming, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a statement. The visit is an international exchange mission promoted by the Internal Cooperation ...

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Public Health Ministry, NGOs team-up to tackle attempted suicide cases in Region Two

The Government is heightening its work with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and other agencies in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam, to tackle suicide and attempted cases. Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and a team from the Mental Health Unit of the Ministry of Public Health, on Thursday visited a family of one of the attempted suicide victims as ...

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Specialty Hospital project is “dead”

Guyana has scrapped the India-funded Specialty Hospital project and will repay the amount of money that has been already spent on works at the Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara location, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced Thursday. “This issue is dead, dead,” he told a news briefing when asked about the status of that health institution.  Jordan explained that at the request ...

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GPHC now out of Aspirins … Parliament team, GPHC staff clash over drug bond

The Parliamentary Committee on Social Services today (May 3, 2017) found themselves at loggerheads with the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Kesaundra Alves, who refused to allow the members of the team from the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) into the institution’s drug bond for a site visit. Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee, ...

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PAHO/WHO conducting forensic audit of procurement by Health Ministry, Georgetown Hospital

The Pan American Health Organisaton/ World Health Organisation has dispatched an expert to audit the procurement process at the Ministry of Public Health and the state-run Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), the ministry announced Tuesday. “I found that it (the procurement process) was a bigger issue than I thought” Lawrence said during Tuesday’s early-morning meeting. “I didn’t think it was as ...

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