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All COVID-19 test results go straight to Volda Lawrence from the lab


When COVID-19 tests are conducted, doctors and nurses would be forced to wait for sometimes days before they are given the results.
This delay is due to the fact that the test results move straight from the lab to former Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence, and her “relevant heads”. Amid several complaints and concerns by those in the medical profession, Minister Lawrence confirmed this on Saturday last during a virtual press conference.

Former Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence

Minister Lawrence stated that “information from the lab is sent to her and relevant heads.”
“When the report is received, it is embargoed to the public…persons who do not have anything to do with the response to COVID.”
The Minister explained that this route is taken because of a previous incident where a patient’s information was made public without them knowing.
“Information was released without the patient’s knowing the status and the family members not having been informed about it directly but learning about it via social media.”
The Minister has come under heavy criticism for the method used- by many in the medical field including former Health Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy along with Dr. Vindhya Persaud, a former Parliamentarian for the Opposition.

The issue was raised by Dr. Persaud who took to her Facebook page after receiving a string of complaints from a few doctors and nurses. Dr. Persaud stated that “the disturbing situation has worsened; doctors are not been given test results as they become available through the lab.”
In her statement, Dr. Persaud said that the “clamp down attitude is endangering healthcare workers and delaying the care that patients may need based on test results.”
“Time is going and we are all seeing videos and statements from sick patients who need to be tested to the necessary flow from test to treatment to contact tracking and isolation, quarantine or treatment could be done.”
This she said, “is how you flatten the curve at that level.”
Meanwhile, Ramsammy stressed that “COVID -19 testing is a diagnostic testing. Doctors must determine who should be tested, when and results should go to the requesting doctor.”

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All COVID-19 test results go straight to Volda Lawrence from the lab


When COVID-19 tests are conducted, doctors and nurses would be forced to wait for sometimes days before they are given the results.
This delay is due to the fact that the test results move straight from the lab to former Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence, and her “relevant heads”. Amid several complaints and concerns by those in the medical profession, Minister Lawrence confirmed this on Saturday last during a virtual press conference.

Former Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence

Minister Lawrence stated that “information from the lab is sent to her and relevant heads.”
“When the report is received, it is embargoed to the public…persons who do not have anything to do with the response to COVID.”
The Minister explained that this route is taken because of a previous incident where a patient’s information was made public without them knowing.
“Information was released without the patient’s knowing the status and the family members not having been informed about it directly but learning about it via social media.”
The Minister has come under heavy criticism for the method used- by many in the medical field including former Health Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy along with Dr. Vindhya Persaud, a former Parliamentarian for the Opposition.

The issue was raised by Dr. Persaud who took to her Facebook page after receiving a string of complaints from a few doctors and nurses. Dr. Persaud stated that “the disturbing situation has worsened; doctors are not been given test results as they become available through the lab.”
In her statement, Dr. Persaud said that the “clamp down attitude is endangering healthcare workers and delaying the care that patients may need based on test results.”
“Time is going and we are all seeing videos and statements from sick patients who need to be tested to the necessary flow from test to treatment to contact tracking and isolation, quarantine or treatment could be done.”
This she said, “is how you flatten the curve at that level.”
Meanwhile, Ramsammy stressed that “COVID -19 testing is a diagnostic testing. Doctors must determine who should be tested, when and results should go to the requesting doctor.”

Sbe's Granger the Ranger boss.

kp posted:

More like Granger Latrine Cleaner.

This lady is at the front of everything. From the NCV ( Charandas gon dead tonite ) all the way down to the present. Rabble rouser,  instigator whatever but her actions speaks for her.

Most bizarre approach for medical information presented directly to this individual days before the data is presented to the respective doctors.

It is quite understandable; due to the present situation; information can be provided only by the respective doctors to the ministry.

Bibi Haniffa posted:

A non medical personnel demands that all Covid 19 test results go to her. And the doctors don’t know if their patients test positive or not.  What a country!

DAG playing Big Brother while Volda playing Big Sister. Dem want control control cont....

COVID-19 cases now at 31

-eight in ICU, one in critical condition

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence today announced that the number of COVID-19 cases here has risen to 31 and eight persons are in the Intensive Care Unit and one is in critical condition.

 

Last night’s number of cases was given as 29.

The death roll remains at four.

The local authorities have been criticised for a low number of tests for the virus. There are also concerns that deaths might have occurred from COVID-19 but that these are not being recorded as such.

BREAKING NEWS: Champion drag-racer dies from COVID-19 complications at GPHC

News Source understands that he was recovering well up to a few days ago when his condition worsened and he was taken to the Coronavirus ICU at the Georgetown Hospital.

Disorganization and incompetence in Guyana hospitals was the same, or even worse during the previous government. Why did  so many women and babies die in childbirth, during the previous government, even our own  ? 

Some nurses and hospital staff are not to be trusted and any responsible government minister  of health will analyze the situation on the ground and take appropriate action. Even Ramsammy and Persaud might do the same. 

Making assumption by what we read and don't verify, makes some people  ignorant from behind their overseas computer. Especially for Guyana, where most media houses seems to have their own agenda.   

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Bibi Haniffa posted:
Django posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Rest In Peace Komal Chand. A life well lived, dedicated to the people and struggles of Guyana. 

When he passed away ?

Last night.

Condolences ,good man .

Bibi Haniffa posted:
Django posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Rest In Peace Komal Chand. A life well lived, dedicated to the people and struggles of Guyana. 

When he passed away ?

Last night.

My condolences to his family. A champion of the people.

Deryck Jaisingh got help 11 days after calling COVID-19 hotline

-had severe symptoms, needed ventilator

Deryck Jaisingh
Deryck Jaisingh

Deryck Jaisingh, who died on Monday from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), made numerous attempts to contact the COVID-19 hotline to report the severity of his symptoms but never got any response until 11 days later, when his condition had significantly worsened.

 

According to Jaisingh’s sister, Tiffany Newton, the businessman/miner developed severe COVID-19 symptoms on March 21st. “He had coughing, head-ache, stomach pains and wasn’t breathing properly,” she noted, before adding that those symptoms were so severe that he could no longer work and although his condition seemed serious enough, it worsened as the days went by.

Newton further noted that his family suspected that he might have the dreaded respiratory disease as one of his friends had informed him that he had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, when Jaisingh fell ill, his wife isolated him to protect their child and they tried calling the COVID-19 hotline but were unsuccessful.

 

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