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Not ready to vaccine port workers for swine flu- Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. George Norton said Thursday that the time was not ripe for port workers to be vaccinated against the potentially deadly swine flu virus that has already claimed the life of one Guyanese. Speaking with reporters at Parliament Building before the start of the sitting of the National Assembly, he said the vaccines should not be given without ...

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Vending on Merriman’s Mall suspended

The Georgetown City Council Monday announced that vending on the Merriman’s Mall between Orange Walk and Cummings Street has been suspended for one week to allow vendors to clean up the area. “The Council observed that the area is very untidy. This is inconsistent with the vision to make Georgetown clean and green. The Council would be giving the vendors ...

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Health care workers who treated swine flu victim vaccinated

All the health care workers at Balwant Singh Hospital, where Guyana’s first swine flu victim sought medical attention, have  been vaccinated and are being monitored for the potentially deadly disease, Public Health Minister Dr. George Norton said Monday. “They were tracked and all identified, for those who remained in Guyana –including the nurses as well as the relatives. They are ...

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