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Health

Former PNCR General Secretary recovering from serious illness

Longtime People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member, Amna Ally on Monday appeared to be recovering from serious heart and kidney complications, well-placed sources said. Ms Ally, a former PNCR General Secretary who was recently embroiled in a public spat over her disappointment with party leader Aubrey Norton’s performance, has been hospitalised for the past two weeks. Sources said Ms Ally ...

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Air Europa flight makes emergency landing in Guyana after passenger falls sick

An Air Europa passenger jet — en route from Lima, Peru to Madrid, Spain — made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday afternoon because one of the passengers fell ill, officials confirmed. “The aircraft declared a medical emergency on board and as such, an emergency landing was instituted. The airport’s ambulance was on standby to ...

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Health Ministry denies claim of sickened Campbellville Health Centre nurses

The Ministry of Health on Saturday denied an allegation by opposition APNU+AFC parliamentarian, Christopher Jones that several nurses of the Campbellville Health Centre fell ill. “At the time of discovery, no staff reported any adverse health effects,” the Health Ministry said in response to Mr Jones’ claim on Facebook that ten nurses from the Campbellville Health Centre were on Friday ...

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Guyana rolls out massive fight against cervical cancer

Guyana on Friday launched the Global Strategy for Cervical Cancer Elimination, saying with officials saying that the country has embarked on a countrywide campaign to vaccinate persons against the human papilloma virus (HPV) and screen persons for cancer caused by that virus. With Guyana currently having 40 percent HPV vaccine coverage, Director of the Ministry of Health’s Family Health Programme, Dr ...

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GPHC-Gift of Life Int’l first paediatric heart mission for 2024 starts

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), in collaboration with Gift of Life International (GOLI) an international non-profit organization that provides lifesaving cardiac treatment to children in need from developing countries, on Thursday announced the start of the first of three Paediatric Cardiac Missions scheduled for 2024. This groundbreaking initiative kicked off on Sunday, April 6, with a comprehensive screening clinic ...

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Jagdeo, Norton in bitter row over recruitment of Bangladeshis, other foreign healthcare workers

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Thursday accused the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration of failing to pay healthcare workers more but was preparing to hire Bangladeshis and other foreign healthcare workers at higher salaries, but Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said they would be paid the same as Guyanese. “You cannot bring Bangladeshis, bring whoever you want to bring and ...

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Chicken pox outbreak at Lusignan Prison; APNU+AFC, govt at odds over response

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday confirmed that an outbreak of chicken pox at the Lusignan Prison has afflicted 53 prisoners at that East Coast Demerara penal institution, but denied claims by the opposition coalition that nothing was being done to prevent the disease from spreading. The Health Ministry, in confirming that there were 25 active cases of chickenpox ...

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