GPS prison staff is trained to handle mental health challenges

GPS prison staff is trained to handle mental health challenges

The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) conducted mental health training for 13 of their officers on Sunday. Senior Psychologist  Dr. Balogun Osunbiyi gave a 5-day training on mental health to these officers.  Nickson Elliot, the Director of Prisons at the graduation ceremony said the GPS wants to improve the standard of staff while bettering the prisoners…

Hepatitis C patients in Guyana to get free treatment

Hepatitis C patients in Guyana to get free treatment

Guyana’s Health Ministry announced that the Government will fully fund the treatment of Hepatitis C patients in the country as a result of a partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Dr Frank Anthony, the Health Minister, spoke about the challenges faced by those fighting Hepatitis, which included the exorbitant treatment cost, which amounts…

Effective support for the development of health services in Guyana

Effective support for the development of health services in Guyana

China is conducting a resident training programme for Guyana, which was just introduced. 24 doctors from Guyana will be taught for 6 months using a mix of online and offline techniques under the supervision of members of China’s 17th medical assistance mission to Guyana and specialists from Changzhou First People’s Hospital in Jiangsu Province. The doctors…

COVID kills a 71-year-old man, and 138 additional cases are reported in Guyana

COVID kills a 71-year-old man, and 138 additional cases are reported in Guyana

Guyana’s newest COVID-19 fatality is a 71-year-old completely vaccinated male coming from the East Berbice – Corentyne (Region 6). The guy died on June 7, according to the Health Ministry, bringing the overall number of fatalities from March 2020 to a whopping 1239.  The guy received his first booster dosage, according to the government, and…

In Guyana, there are 949 current COVID cases; the health minister is concerned that the number would be underestimated.

In Guyana, there are 949 current COVID cases; the health minister is concerned that the number would be underestimated.

During a COVID Update aired on Tuesday, Ministry of Health Dr Frank Anthony announced that there are 949 current COVID-19 cases throughout the country. However, Dr Anthony said shortly after publishing these findings that the numbers might be underestimated due to inadequate testing or unreported positive cases. COVID-19 has been detected in 152 people in…

Children belonging to 5-11 to get COVID-19 vaccines: Guyana Health Ministry. 

Children belonging to 5-11 to get COVID-19 vaccines: Guyana Health Ministry. 

The COVID-19 vaccine programme will begin this week, according to Guyana’s Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony, and will target children aged five to eleven. “We will begin administering immunizations to youngsters from five to eleven years old beginning next week.” “These are unique formulations; these aren’t the ordinary vaccinations that we’ve been administering; this is…

The government of Guyana is seeking COVID vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11

The government of Guyana is seeking COVID vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11

The Guyanese government has announced that it will go ahead with plans to acquire COVID-19 vaccines for infants aged five to eleven years old, to enhance their immunity and protect them against the virus that has killed 1 234 and infected 64 639 others since 2020. The vaccine, which will be phased in over the…