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Friday, March 24, 2017

Pharma scandal: GTUC calls for $605M sole sourcing probe

– Rule of law must be enforced Government continues to be criticised over the $605 million sole-sourced contract handed to a foreign company for the...

GPHC Eye Clinic encourages persons to do regular screenings for Glaucoma

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Eye Clinic has reported that several persons from communities across the country benefited from screening this week as...

Pharma scandal: Procurement delays, exorbitant prices will force billion-dollar supplementary

…still no system to replace prequalification criteria for reliability While the controversy surrounding the latest $605 million sole-sourcing scandal to have beset the Public Health...

New Amsterdam Hospital plagued with drug shortages, other issues

...Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services hears Members of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services on Thursday, March 2, visited the New Amsterdam Hospital...

Jagdeo questions whether GPHC board was structured to facilitate irregularities

in wake of ANSA McAL sole sourcing scandal accuses Govt of bypassing tender boards over unfavourable results By Ramona Luthi  Leader of the People’s...

Questions raised over inflated prices, non-tendering of $605M in ’emergency’ drugs

...which GPHC was seeking approval to get from ANSA McAl The Public Health Minister and Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) have come under scrutiny after...

OP-ED: Govt threatens people’s health with scandalous medicine shortages – Ramsammy

(The following is a commentary written by former Minister of Health Dr Leslie Ramsammy) Even as a frenzy of reports are revealed of dangerous shortages...

Teenager’s sickle cell reversed with world-first therapy

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website (BBC) A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to...

Drugs missing at West Demerara Hospital, 2 in custody

Two persons were taken into custody as Police launched an investigation into a report of missing drugs at the West Demerara Regional Hospital. Commander of...

Fasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website (BBC) The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet,...

Recent Articles

$605M Drug scandal: No reason for COI into Lawrence’s involvement – Harmon

- GPHC cannot investigate itself – Jagdeo At his post-Cabinet press briefing, State Minister Joseph Harmon told reporters that there is absolutely no need for...

Body of missing T&T girl found dumped in field

(Trinidad Express) Missing mother Sharlene Somai has been found, dead. She was killed and her body dumped in the bushes near her home at...

Queens man jailed for hit-and-run death of Guyanese

A Queens man apologized Thursday before he was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash last year in...

West Coast Demerara man mysteriously dies at work

Twenty-nine-year-old Elvis Johnnie of Lot 93 De Kendren, West Coast Demerara (WCD), a cleaner at the Professional Learning College (PLC) at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast...

CJIA cocaine bust: Trio denied bail

Three men who were busted with 558 grams of cocaine on March 17, 2017 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) were on Thursday...

Parking meter burden: Govt has no plans after contract suspension expires

… project will be revived after dust settles – PPP Having suspended for three months, the by-laws governing the parking meter contract between Smart City...

Pharmagen denies giving IPA permission to import narcotics

Pharmagen International Inc has denied giving permission to the International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) to import narcotic drugs on its behalf. Pharmagen told Guyana Times that...

Doctors, contract workers have gratuity benefits yanked

– PPP flays Govt for unilaterally switching workers to pension In a move some fear will precipitate a brain drain, public service professionals such as...

Govt’s actions triggering foreign currency problems- Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has blamed the government for creating a worrisome situation which...

AG Basil Williams issues alleged threat to Magistrate

- reportedly says "the last Magistrate who did this to me was found dead” Attorney General, Basil Williams, SC, has reportedly issued an indirect threat...