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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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US to help reduce HIV load in 90 percent of infected Guyanese

Guyana will later this year embark on a two-year project to reduce the  viral load in 90 percent of all persons living with the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. The United States (US) is providing a US$160,000 grant to help Guyana buy drugs to fight off virus soon after persons are  tested positive to reduce their chances of ...

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US Charity to help develop Radiology Services in Guyana

United States based Charity, RAD-AID will be working along with the Ministry of Public Health to develop Radiology Services in Guyana with the first major step being the introduction of a Radiology Residency Programme in September of this year. The Ministry of Public Health said team members of the Charity RAD-AID on Monday, June 6, 2016 met with Public Health ...

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“There is no crisis” – Norton, Frank Anthony thrash out “drug shortages”

Public Health Minister Dr George Norton and his shadow Dr Frank Anthony went head to head on Tuesday’s sitting of the National Assembly over reports of a drug shortage at several medical institutions across Guyana. While Opposition MP Dr Frank Anthony emphatically argued that there was shortage of some essential medication, Dr Norton defended the government with the same vigour ...

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Guyana lays groundwork to demand slavery compensation from Europe

Several books on the impact of slavery on Africans in Guyana will be presented to Attorney General Basil Williams to help him craft a resolution for tabling in the National Assembly to support the Caribbean’s case for compensation by Europe. Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Committee, Eric Phillips told Demerara Waves Online News that five of the 25 books, which will ...

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Aussie cricketers briefed about Zika virus ahead of WIndies tour

Reproduced from Cricket.com.au Cricket Australia medical staff have briefed Steve Smith and his colleagues regarding the Zika virus ahead of their trip to the West Indies. Australia face West Indies and South Africa in an ODI tri-series next month. They are set to visit Guyana, Saint Kitts and Barbados during the tournament. Quick Single: Finch channeling frustration into fire There ...

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