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Doctors’ contracts will not be broken and they won’t be forced to join public service

The Guyana government on Monday assured that it would not be breaking contracts with the hundreds of doctors that are being paid higher salaries and gratuities, even as officials appealed to the medical workers to transition to the permanent and pensionable establishment. “The government of Guyana is prepared to honour contractual agreements,” Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Department of ...

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Guyana’s Nicolette Henry elected to chair Caribbean mechanism against HIV/AIDS

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) for the current three-year new Global Fund Project has elected Guyana’s Junior Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Nicolette Henry and  Prof. J. Peter Figueroa of The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus as the new Chair and Vice Chair. They were elected during the ...

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Medical Association enraged by scrapping of “young doctors” contracts

The Guyana Medical Association (GMA) Thursday night accused government of breach of contract by scrapping a five-year agreement with young doctors. “In addition to the apparent breach of contract, doctors are now being taxed on allowance for on Call services, which fall under overtime services,” the association said. The steering committee called on government to withdraw plans to abolish the ...

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Ministry probes ‘drug crisis’ at GPHC

by Gary Eleazar The Ministry of Public Health has launched a full scale investigation into the recent ‘drug crisis’ at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) that led to that entity having to procure in excess of half a billion dollars in drugs from pre-selected suppliers as a result of a shortage of drugs at the entity. This was confirmed ...

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Govt. taking steps to remedy Surinamese strain on Berbice Hospital

by Gary Eleazar Surinamese citizens trekking to Guyana to access free medical services at the New Amsterdam Hospital in Berbice, is among the concerns that have been raised with the administration as it looks to address the reported drug shortages at that institution. This was the disclosure made today (March 10, 2017) by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, as he ...

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Guyana gets funds to help reduce prison overcrowding, boost agriculture, improve business environment, improve health

Guyana has tapped into a US$8 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help reduce prison overcrowding and speed up the delivery of justice, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. “It is anticipated that through this project, there will be a significant reduction of high concentrations of prison population in Guyana,” the Finance Ministry said in referring ...

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Georgetown public hospital gets new Board of Directors

Cabinet has given approval for the appointment of a new Board at the Georgetown Public Hospital, according to Public Health minister Volda Lawrence, during her first press conference today as the top public health official. The board’s chairperson is Kesaundra Alves, the holder of a Law undergraduate degree and a Legal Education Certificate. She also holds a Masters of Law ...

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Exam date set for ‘distressed’ nursing students, exam leak still under police investigation

The Public Health ministry, under new minister Volda Lawrence, has called on the Education Ministry for assistance in resolving an exam dilemma which emerged last year when students were told they might have to re-sit their examinations. The Education Ministry will now assist the Public Health Ministry and the Nursing Council in crafting the multiple choice questions for the aggrieved ...

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Several parking meters will obstruct disabled persons

The National Commission on Disability (NCD) on Tuesday expressed concern about the erection of several parking meters virtually in the middle of pavements, saying that they would pose problems for blind and wheelchair bound persons. “Our concern from the Commission’s point of view is that it is discriminating against persons with disabilities in particular the blind because of the fact that ...

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Gastro outbreak in Region Nine; medical team dispatched

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence has reported that a medical team has been dispatched to Aishalton, Shea Village and Areunaw in Region Nine as there have been reports of an outbreak of gastroenteritis. The team -which includes the Acting Regional Health Officer, (RHO) Dr. Roland Cho Yoe, an infectious disease nurse, an environmental assistant and two pharmacy assistants- travelled ...

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