GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 12, 2020 (CMC) – Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence, confirmed, today, that over 14 doctors and nurses at the Georgetown Hospital, have been ordered into self-quarantine, following the death of a 52 year old woman at the institution.
Speaking on a local radio show, Lawrence also said that family members of the dead woman, and others, who may have been in contact with her, have also been ordered into self-quarantine.
The quarantine is in keeping with the protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
While stating that the health ministry has put all systems in place to address the situation, she said the absence of the doctors and nurses in quarantine, will now have an impact on the operations of the hospital, but the Public Health Ministry is serious about safeguarding its workers and other persons, they might be in contact with.
The Ministry of Public Health has set up a hotline for persons to call, if they believe they have symptoms of the coronavirus, or may have questions.
She added that persons need to be truthful with information they provide to health professionals, during visits.