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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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GPHC’s Accident and Emergency staff worried about overcrowding with infectious disease patients

Management of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) Accident and Emergency Unit appears to have averted industrial unrest by ensuring that patients with infectious diseases are not left at the Accident and Emergency Unit  for days before spaces are found for them in wards. GPHC’s CEO, Alan Johnson said that as of Monday morning measures were put in place to accommodate ...

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Six hospitals certified as baby-friendly

Six hospitals were Monday accredited with Baby-Friendly Hospital Status as the Ministry of Public Health continues to implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday. The Six Hospitals which were accredited yesterday are: the West Demerara Regional Hospital, Davis Memorial Hospital, Mahaicony ...

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UG’s School of Medicine eyes reaccreditation

The University of Guyana’s (UG) School of Medicine hopes to regain accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM – HP) when a team inspects the institution later this year,  UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said Friday. Speaking at his first news conference, the newly-appointed principal of the publicly-funded tertiary institution has ...

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Crackdown on fake Aji; authorities warn it’s bad for your health

The Food and Drug Department has been seizing fake  Aji-No-Moto which is of a different colour and is being sold cheaper than the original product and bad for consumers’ health. The Department of the Government Analyst says it has since seized and removed the counterfeited Ajinomoto from several stalls and supermarkets in the lower East Coast area, but was recently ...

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