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Guyana to receive Covid-19 vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds

Guyana is about to get COVID vaccines for children between five and 11 years old, Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said. Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said 50,000 doses, which are expected from Spain, would be administered to 25,000 children. He was optimistic that parents would be willing to allow their their children between 5 and 11 years old to ...

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Time to educate, crackdown on tobacco use

The Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony is urging Guyanese to call in authorities if they see anyone violating the No Tobacco Law as part of an overall crackdown on the potentially deadly habit by enforcement and education.  Dr Anthony said the government was relying on educating Guyanese about the need to stop smoking in public places but if that ...

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Health sector mourns passing of Dr Ramsundar Doobay

                Statement by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation on the passing of Dr Ramsundar Doobay   The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) join the medical fraternity in extending deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Ramsundar Doobay who regrettably passed on ...

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No termination of Linden Hospital workers; contracts to be renewed

Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony on Friday said he has instructed that the contracts of more than 30 workers at the Linden Hospital Complex be renewed and that letters informing them that their services would no longer be required be rescinded. “This was action taken at the level of the Linden Hospital but when I learnt about it, we have ...

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Labour, private sector call for proper enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health law; Labour Minister points to track record

Even as the Ministry of Labour continued to boast of an increase in the number of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) officers, the trade union movement on Friday urged the involvement of the employers organisation and urged inspectors to enforce the laws. The General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis noted that the Consultative Association of ...

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Health Ministry removes Director of Mental Health

The Ministry of Health has removed the Director of Mental Health, Dr Util Richmond-Thomas, first terminating her services and then rescinding it and then assigning her as a Government Medical Officer, according to correspondence seen. The termination of her contract as Director of Mental Health was originally dated January 27, 2022 and should have taken effect on 23rd March, 20222, ...

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Director of Food and Drugs Dept stripped of responsibilities

The Director of the Ministry of Health’s Food and Drugs Department Dr. Marlan Cole was Friday officially stripped of his responsibilities and reassigned in what is being regarded as a demotion. “You are instructed to meet with the  Chief Medical Officer and the Director of Standards and Technical Services to discuss your scope of work, the specifics of your new ...

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No more COVID location forms at airports; more rules to be relaxed- Ali

Ahead of the reduction of more COVID-19 measures, President Irfaan Ali on Sunday said arriving passengers at Guyana’s two international airports would no longer have to fill out COVID location forms. He said passengers no longer needed to fill up COVID locator forms and have them stamped at the Health Desk before going to immigration, in response to complaints by ...

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Guyana embarks on targeted campaign to counter vaccine hesitancy

Guyana, with international assistance, on Monday launched a campaign to counter pockets of hesitancy in taking COVID-19 vaccines because the fight against the potentially deadly virus is not over. Health workers are being trained by providing information and knowledge about the vaccines so that they could return to communities and tackle vaccine misinformation among those who are reluctant to take ...

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Curfew scrapped but limits imposed on certain activities

Although the COVID-19 curfew has been discontinued with immediate effect, the Official Gazette continues to prohibit a range of activities including parties but allows certain activities for a maximum of 10 persons. The new order made under the Public Health Ordinance, like the previous orders, states that no person shall, host, attend or visit a private party, banquet, ball or ...

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