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Lethem stillbirth deaths…post mortem results released

The Ministry of Public Health has released to the Government Information Agency (GINA), the causes of death of two babies in Lethem. Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and a team of pathologists had visited the region to meet with the mothers and to carry out pathology examinations of the stillbirths following an initial investigation by ...

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No sweetheart pharmaceutical bond contract- Health Minister; Jagdeo slams govt for lying to House

Amid swirling accusations of a sweetheart deal between government and a city businessman over the rental of a bond to store pharmaceutical supplies,  Minister of Public Health Dr. George Norton said Wednesday that the move was aimed at saving cash. He denied claims by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that government paid the building’s owner, Lawrence “Larry” Singh two months rent ...

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CBS2 Exclusive: Woman dismembered by boyfriend in Guyana receives new arms, hands in New York

ALBERTSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some New Yorkers have given an extraordinary donation to a young woman who endured a horror. The woman was mutilated by an abusive boyfriend, and her children were killed. As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported exclusively to the woman, Natasha Houston. The simple act of pushing open a car door is a struggle for Houston, in what ...

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Crisis at GPHC: Matron to be sent on leave

Health care delivery is currently in crisis at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) as the standoff between doctors and the Chief Matron, Colleen Hicks at the facility continues unabated. Chairman of the GPHC Board of Directors, Dr Carl ‘Max’ Hanoman met with media operatives on Thursday at its Resource Centre, to provide a brief on the unsavoury situation at ...

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CONFIRMED: Veteran engineer Walter Willis dies- St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital Monday night confirmed that veteran Guyanese engineer, Walter Willis died and at the same time announced that a probe has been launched to ensure that all the rules were followed in treating him. “His condition deteriorated and he was treated for multi-organ dysfunction. Regrettably, Mr. Willis passed on the evening of Monday July 11, 2016,” the ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Walter Willis is NOT dead; in coma

Technical Adviser, Engineer Walter Willis is  not dead, but is instead in a coma apparently due to wrong medicine, family members said Monday afternoon. An extended team of doctors was Monday afternoon expected to evaluate Mr. Willis’ condition. A close family member said she was called into the private room about 9 AM by medical personnel so that she could ...

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Argentina providing assistance in security, health, other areas

Argentina is providing assistance to Guyana in a range of areas including law enforcement, military, health, culture ad sport, Argentina’s Ambassador to Guyana, Luis Alberto Martino announced Saturday night. Speaking at a reception to mark Argentina’s 200th Independence Anniversary, he said the two countries were examining a project on public security to deal with a range of issues such as  ...

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GPHC gets eight dialysis machines – can now treat over 100 kidney disease patients weekly

The Nephrology Department of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is now equipped to provide better care to patients with kidney disease, reported the Government Information Agency (GINA). The department received eight dialysis machines from the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension of the University of Vermont’s Medical School today. The machines were handed over to the GPHC by Dr. J.R. ...

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Faster emergency medical response in the works

Guyanese should benefit from an improved emergency medical response service in the future, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Wednesday. The Minister said Cabinet was briefed by Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on the state of local Emergency Medical Services (EMS), plans to improve this, and the “response to emergencies”. Minister ...

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