Several Qualfon employees rushed to GPHC unconscious following power outage

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By Kurt Campbell

qualfon[www.inewsguyana.com] – Almost a dozen employees working at the Plaisance Call Center – Qulafon Guyana Inc – was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital after some collapsed and others fell unconscious.

When contacted by iNews, Senior Management could not confirm the number of staff directly and indirectly affected but explained that the employees’ unforeseen illness resulted from having to work without functioning air conditioning units.

According to reports, there was a power outage from the Guyana Power and Light, however the company’s generator that would usually function during this period failed to ‘kick in’ and the staff was therefore made to work in a heated and choked environment.

This resulted in several employees collapsing at the location. According to management, the affected employees have been transported to seek medical attention. Meanwhile, there has been no interruption in the company’s operation, management said.

One employee told iNews that currently all staff are outside the building while a technical team is trying to get the generator up and running in wake of GPL’s persistent power outage. There are hundreds of workers who occupy the building throughout the day.  

 

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