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New contract model places greater burden on Guyanese contractors, as works begin on new UK-funded paediatric, maternal hospital

As the sod was turned to construct a €$149million (more than US$150 million) paediatric and maternal hospital, the Guyana government on Sunday announced that contractors would have to abide by new internationally recognised contract terms that would see them bearing the bulk of the responsibilities for the design and build infrastructure model. The hospital, which would be built on 10 ...

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Guyana gets drugs to treat potentially cancer-causing hepatitis C

An estimated 600 Guyanese, who are  infected with hepatitis C, would no longer risk developing liver cirrhosis or cancer as the disease could now be treated, health officials said. “They would now be able to access care which means that  in say 10, 15 years from now, once they are accessing care, we are going to prevent people from having ...

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US-based Mount Sinai Health System institution to improve Georgetown Hospital’s quality of service

The globally recognised New York-headquartered Mount Sinai health system will next week dispatch a team to Guyana to begin overhauling the quality of service at the country’s primary healthcare institution, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), officials said Friday. Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said a team from Morning Side Hospital would be partnering directly with counterparts at the GPHC ...

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US oil company-funded Guyana Health Initiative to benefit Caribbean

An almost US$32 million Guyana Health Initiative being funded by Hess Corporation is set to also benefit the rest of the Caribbean in the treatment of cancer and diseases of the heart and blood vessels, Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony announced on Friday. He explained that a Cardiovascular Centre for Excellence and an Oncology Centre would be established jointly with ...

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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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