The Ministry of Public Health is working with the Ministry of Communities to ensure that transportation is in place for healthcare workers to and from work, says Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) Dr Karen Boyle.
“ I know that your task is going to be challenging as the days go by, but we are putting measures in place for your protection,” she said.
Her comment comes days after the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Brigadier (retired) George Lewis, urged the public to stop discriminating against healthcare service providers amid Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) fears.
The CEO said that healthcare workers are being discriminated when they try to access transportation, or visit businesses.
“We have some concerns. Our biggest concern is the way our healthcare workers are being treated… A number of our nurses and doctors are being discriminated against when they attempt to use private transportation and [when] they are moving around in supermarkets and other areas,” he said.
“Without healthcare professionals, Guyana will not beat COVID-19,” he said.