MoPH acknowledges those contributing to the fight against COVID-19

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Several individuals and institutions who have contributed to the Ministry of Public Health’s efforts to contain transmission of COVID-19 were publicly acknowledged today by the subject minister

Minister Volda Lawrence thanked, “Ms. Bonita Montague and United Bridge Builders Mission Incorporated for their supportive work in various communities. Also, the Republic Bank Limited, Guyana that has donated funds for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in Guyana.”

Republic Bank has recently announced that the institution will be pledging a sum of $31.5Million towards combatting COVID-19 in Guyana

Meanwhile, the Civil Defence Commission has partnered with several stakeholders and embarked on a hamper distribution exercise which began on April 5.

This ongoing exercise aims at ensuring households in vulnerable communities receive necessary supplies while the country is currently under curfew with only certain businesses and essential services remaining in operation.

Meanwhile, other citizens in parts of the country have been doing their bit in contributing to the ministry’s efforts.

Minister Lawrence said “I wish to acknowledge the efforts of a private citizen from Wakenaam, Mr. Victor Wong, who is offering his service to sanitise the Sans Souci Police Station and the Wakenaam Cottage Hospital. Bravo!  Also, in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region, the good-spirited citizens of LesBeholden, Mibicuri and Black Bush Polder for volunteering to start sanitisation work in the community.”

The Minister appealed to citizens to adhere to the curfew and remain in their homes. She also reminded if there is a reason for them to be on the road to observe social distancing and wear a face mask.