National Medical Response team donates equipment to Health Ministry

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Ministry of Health today received Mobile Cardiac Monitor Defibrillator Units, also known as Lifepaks machines, from the National Medical Response team to support the work of the Ministry.

Receiving the equipment on behalf of his Ministry, Hon. Dr Frank Anthony, noted that the machines will serve as an integral component of the country’s emergency response service.

“We want to build a fleet of Government ambulances, and we also want to see the private sector develop their own ambulance services, but in coordination with a national kind of response,” Dr. Anthony explained.

The Health Minister said the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic can also be further boosted with a multi-stakeholder approach, noting that the business community would play an integral role in such a response.

The Minister disclosed that the government has been working assiduously to procure self-protection equipment for health care workers and those visiting the public health institutions.

Mr. Harrychand Tulsi, a representative of the National Medical Response team, issued a call to the business community to assist in similar efforts aimed at moving the country forward.


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