Press Statement – Dr. Ramsammy visits the Region Four COVID-19 Hotline Centre

There are several COVID-19 hotlines functioning in Guyana which are listed below. These hotlines are operated largely by volunteers. Guyana owes them a depth of gratitude. These volunteers are always ready to help Guyanese citizens with their concerns relating to COVID-19. The Government of Guyana is very grateful that these volunteers have remained dedicated to the task.

To show the Government’s gratitude, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Adviser to the Minister of Health, visited the Region Four COVID-19 Hotline Centre today. Dr. Ramsammy had interactions with the duty supervisor, Dr. Fiona Perry, and the volunteers.  The centre handles the majority of the calls into COVID-19 hotlines and provide assistance to persons desirous of getting tested. The centre also provides assistance in following up with positive patients and facilitates contacts with persons in home isolation.

The COVID hotline works on a 24/7 rotation. The hotline is managed by volunteers from across the different sectors; the Civil Defence Commission, the Red Cross and the Ministry of Health, just to name a few. There are also private citizens who want to make a difference by volunteering.

COVID-19 is a KILLER and we all need to do our part to curb the spread of this deadly disease. Remember to WASH YOUR HANDS, WEAR A MASK, WATCH YOUR DISTANCE and ONLY LEAVE HOME IF YOU HAVE TO.

Thank you

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COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.