Tag: National Public Health Reference Laboratory

Moraikobai residents cooperating with officials

Moraikobai residents cooperating with officials

Felecia Valenzuela Felecia Valenzuela- January 15, 2021

− agreed to curfew to curb Covid - Minister Anthony  Health officials dispatched to Moraikobai, Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five) are working ... Read More

Press Release – Statement on validation of COVID-19 test results for October 9, 2020

Press Release – Statement on validation of COVID-19 test results for October 9, 2020

Staff Writer Staff Writer- October 6, 2020

The Ministry of Health (MOH) hereby advises that the National Public Health Reference Laboratory is still in the process of validating ... Read More

COVID-19 test results now available in 24 – 48 hours – Health Minister

COVID-19 test results now available in 24 – 48 hours – Health Minister

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- September 18, 2020

− backlog cleared - tests, results for frontline workers prioritised Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony Minister of Health, Hon. ... Read More

COVID-19 results to soon be available within 15-45 minutes – Health Minister

COVID-19 results to soon be available within 15-45 minutes – Health Minister

Shaquille Bourne Shaquille Bourne- September 14, 2020

- $52 million PCR machine to arrive soon - PAHO proposal for testing strips under review - point-of-care testing to ... Read More

Guyana was not ready for Mass testing – Dr. Carpen

Guyana was not ready for Mass testing – Dr. Carpen

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- August 20, 2020

−Health Ministry addressed issue with urgent capacity building for Medical Technologists DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 20, 2020 Dr. Mahendra Carpen, ... Read More

Time span for COVID-19 test results likely to reduce significantly

Time span for COVID-19 test results likely to reduce significantly

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- August 18, 2020

— Staff being trained, 24-hour operation being considered DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Given the backlog of COVID-19 tests ... Read More

Technicians to be trained to test for COVID-19

Technicians to be trained to test for COVID-19

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- August 8, 2020

− part of Health Ministry’s aim to build capacity for COVID-19 testing − more testing kits expected DPI, Guyana, Saturday, ... Read More

Guyana Lab testing capabilities boosted

Guyana Lab testing capabilities boosted

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- February 21, 2020

−Can test tissue samples for Coronavirus, Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue and Yellow Fever DPI, Guyana, Friday, February 21, 2020 Virologist and ... Read More

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.