Students, residents seeking medical attention transported back to hinterland

—Indigenous Ministry facilitates travel  

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has facilitated the transport of forty students to Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9, as well as the return of persons who sought medical attention in Georgetown.

Speaking with the DPI today, Permanent Secretary, Sherie Samantha Fedee confirmed that the students were being housed at the secondary and tertiary dormitories at Liliendaal.


Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Permanent Secretary, Sherie Samantha Fedee

Those persons who sought medical attention were housed at the Indigenous Residence in Princes Street, Georgetown.

Fedee also disclosed that some parents travelled to the city to uplift their children. She said they will be refunded their transportation costs, once things are back to normal.

Several persons remain housed at the Indigenous Residence Fedee explained, “they have not returned home due to the fact there was a shutdown of aircraft travelling with passengers to the hinterland communities and they are only allowing cargo flights.”

However, she said that the Indigenous Affairs Ministry continues to receive support from the Public Health Ministry that regularly transports medical supplies to the hinterland health facilities.

“The Ministry of Public Health utilises the GDF aircraft. So, to assist our ministry they help to transport persons back to their hinterland communities.”

The Government of Guyana has implemented several measures to reduce the spread of this novel coronavirus in Hinterland communities.