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Three-year Radiology Residency programme set for September

A three-year Radiology Residency programme is slated to commence in September. Information about this development was yesterday released by the Ministry of Public Health. The venture will be fast-tracked with support from United States-based charitable organization – RAD-AID International. RAD-AID […]

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Infant mortality rate “at all-time low”

Infant mortality rate has reached an all-time low in the last four months, says Public Health Minister Dr. George Norton. The Minister revealed that while the figures have been

One dead, several injured in killer bee attack in Guyana

One man was killed and several others were injured, including a man who is listed in critical condition, after they were attacked by a swarm of African killer

A medical mystery or a rare condition?

Why would a 32-year-old woman, after giving birth, be unable to walk? Well, that is the question that doctors at both private and public hospitals here, have so

Mental health secretariat for Guyana amid concern about suicides

Concern about increasing cases of suicide in the country has prompted government to move towards establishing a Mental Health Secretariat which will better coordinate of mental health related

Late referrals linked to high rate of maternal mortality

Addressing the challenge of maternal mortality is not a task that can be done without some strategic measures being put in place. And some of these measures must

US arrests former Guyana health minister

Former Guyana Health Minister Dr Noel Blackman has been refused bail after he was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport on Sunday as part of

Ministry advancing HPV vaccination programme

Although a vaccine shortage resulted in the stalling of the Ministry of Public Health’s Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme at one point, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo

GPHC records first Cage and Bone Graft spinal surgery

History was made at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation; (GPHC) after doctors attached to institution successfully performed a Cage and Bone Graft Lumbar spinal surgery. Rafina Depan,

UNICEF assessment …GPHC fails to meet Baby Friendly Hospital Status

The Georgetown Public Hospital last year failed to meet the world renowned Baby Friendly Hospital status following an assessment by a team from UNICEF, but Public Health Minister

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