Statement from Minister Anthony on the passing of Dr. Walter Ramsahoye
The Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony, and the Ministry of Health, received the sad news this afternoon of the passing of a true Guyanese medical icon, Dr. Walter Ramsahoye. The medical community has lost a giant among those who served the Guyanese people for decades. Dr. Ramsahoye was not only well-respected by his peers in Guyana, but he was well-known and respected across the Caribbean and in other parts of the world.
He worked for many years in the public sector. In the private sector, for several decades, Dr. Ramsahoye was one of the most visible and popular doctors among the Guyanese people. His neurology clinic was a stop for many Guyanese from across Guyana, but it was also a popular place for political and social discourses over the years. He was a prolific writer and commented on many aspects of life in Guyana.
He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London, Glasgow and Edinburg. In 1999, he was awarded the Order of Giglioli by the Guyana Medical Association, the highest award the Medical Council awards.
While he is well-known for his medical practice, he was deeply involved in the promotion of his profession. He served for many years as a member of the Medical Association as a member and as an executive. He also served as a member of the Medical Council of Guyana for many years. In both of these roles, he contributed greatly to the Continuing Medical Education (CME) for doctors.
The medical profession has lost a truly distinguished member. The Guyanese community has lost a respected physician.
The Ministry of Health expresses our profound regret at the passing of Dr. Walter Ramsahoye. We send our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues. May his soul rest in peace.