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CARPHA issues ‘Red Eye’ alert for Region

Over recent months, conjunctivitis has been plaguing sections of the country, but from all indications the situation is farther reaching. This is according to information issued by the Trinidad and Tobago-headquartered Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA]. According to CARPHA, several […]

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Guyana: Subraj Foundation facilitates 16 more transplants at GPHC

Another bout of corneal transplant surgeries commenced yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation [GPHC]. In fact, over the next few days, a total of 16 corneal transplant

Guyana: GPHC issues explanation for $632M drug purchase

An explanation has been issued by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation [GPHC] regarding its controversial $632 million emergency procurement. In a statement disseminated to the media yesterday, the Board

Report: Guyana, T&T lead Americas in heart-related deaths

Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Trinidad and Tobago is second behind Guyana, among the 34 countries in the Americas for the highest rates of mortality from heart disease. And this

CARPHA and Guyana launch novel public-private program to boost tourism and health

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Tourism growth and sustainability in the Caribbean face serious health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats. These include disease outbreaks and deficiencies in food safety and

‘Bogus’ tuna prevented from entering local market

An attempt to infiltrate the local market with a fake brand of Tuna was recently thwarted by the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD). The body tasked with

Guyana: New GPC’s 2015 drug contract being investigated – Health Minister

An investigation has been launched into the billion-dollar drug contract that was awarded by the former regime to New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC) just three days before

Guyana: New maternity wing at GPHC finally completed

After about a year's delay, the new maternity wing at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is finally completed, and currently in use. According to Public Health Minister, Volda

Unprincipled importers, crooked Health staff fashion drug shortage-Lawrence

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence, has been able to establish the real reason behind the drug shortage in the system. Lawrence blamed a conspiracy among some drug

Guyana: Fourteen graduate from GPHC Orthopedic Programme

Fourteen students graduated from an orthopedic technician programme yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Complex. In attendance was Dr Kaaleshwar Ramcharran, senior Registrar, Orthopedic; Dr David Samaroo, Orthopaedic Consultant;

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