Police ranks who were injured during protest actions on Friday last are recuperating, says the Guyana Police Force (GPF).
Yesterday, executives of the Guyana Police Association, a body which represents approximately 96% of the Force’s strength from the rank of Constable-Chief Inspector visited the injured ranks.
The delegation headed by its Chairman, Inspector Rose Ann Forde, during the visit offered moral support to the ranks and urged them to be strong and reiterated the Force’s promise to ensure that they be given all the necessary assistance and guidance required. They were all recipients of hampers from the Association.
The ranks have been previously visited by a number of Senior Officers including Deputy Commissioner ‘Operations’ Maxine Graham, DSM, Commanders of Regional Police Divisions 5 & 6, Superintendent Yonette Stephens and Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus and also the Force’s Welfare Officer, Deputy Superintendent Jewel Hayles-Sullivan.
Sergeant Punit Nuth Ibaran, who is the only hospitalized rank, is due to do a Computerised Tomography (CT) scan and also a surgery to one of his arms which was severely wounded. Those discharged have been making regular medical check-ups and are said to be receiving counseling from members of the Cops and Faith Community Network. The Commissioner of Police has also extended a speedy recovery to the ranks.