Quarantine, isolation facilities sufficiently stocked – PM

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, April 11, 2020

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, has assured that there are sufficient supplies to meet the dietary needs of patients in quarantine and in isolation by the Ministry of Public.

The Prime Minister who heads the National COVID-19 Taskforce, was responding to a question posed during a virtual press briefing today.

“A complaint of persons not being provided with the kind of food that they would normally wish to have has been brought to my attention. I am not a doctor, but I can say this, it depends on whatever symptoms the persons hospitalized or those in institutional care are displaying. It’s according to these symptoms, that treatment is administered and therefore meals would have to be supplied according to what has been prescribed by the medical personnel,” he explained.

The Prime Minister also added that some persons were allowed to have home-cooked meals delivered to them.

“I have been advised that home-cooked meals have been allowed and the person has been provided with adequate food not only in keeping with their preference as a vegetarian but on religious grounds as well.”

Health and quarantine facilities have been in preparedness since the first case of coronavirus was reported on March 11, he reminded. Moreover, the health facilities are usually stocked with dietary supplies in preparation for patients.

Under the current circumstances, Prime Minister Nagamootoo said, provision has been made to ensure there are adequate stocks to ensure every patient being monitored for coronavirus receives the recommended meals they should have daily.

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