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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mother of 6 loses eye weeks after giving birth

A 22-year-old mother of six lost one of her eyes and was recently discharged from the Suddie Hospital, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). The woman,...

Deaths of children at GPHC…Guyana Medical Council concludes probe into doctors’ conduct

…files sent to disciplinary committee More than three months have passed since the deaths of three juveniles occurred at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)...

Parents now left to beg so that daughter can return to normalcy

Munaf Yakub and Parbattie Persaud, parents of eight-year-old Farida Yakub also called “Afrida” of Supenaam Creek, Essequibo Coast are doing everything to give their...

GPHC’s Maternity Unit to receive $50M upgrade

…to reduce overcrowding, neonatal deaths The Maternity Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is expecting a revamp of its facilities and capacity, with...

22 persons die in workplace accidents last year

From a total of 560 reported workplace accidents, 22 of the incidents have resulted in the loss of lives last year, says Minister with...

Tests on sick Chinese Nationals rules out Swine Flu

...Other infectious disease unearthed Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud confirmed on Monday that the Chinese miners died of histoplasmosis, a fungal infection and not...

Guyana has growing domestic drug use problem ‒ US report

…marijuana, cocaine most prevalent; ecstasy also present A United States (US) State Department report has declared that while Guyana has a comprehensive drug demand reduction...

GPHC partially shutdown due to prolonged power outage

Several key services at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) are severely affected, owing to a prolonged power outage at the premiere health institution. Affected...

Infected Chinese miners return home

Those Chinese nationals who have fallen ill after working on a manganese plant in Guyana’s North West District (NWD) are due to return home,...

Teachers of mosquito infested Freeburg Secondary forced to work on road side

Mosquito infestation and flooded washroom at the Freeburg Secondary School, Norton and Palm Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown have forced a number of teachers to perform...

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95 persons die from snakebite in five years

An estimated 95 persons have died over a five year period as a result of being bitten by venomous snakes, the Ministry of Public...