CGCC donates $77 million medical protection kits to Guyana

The Canada-Guyana Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) and its allies have donated over $77 million worth of personal protection kits to Guyana's Ministry of Health (MOH).

CGCC donates $77 million medical aid to Guyana

The Canada-Guyana Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) and its allies have donated over $77 million worth of personal protection kits to Guyana’s Ministry of Health (MOH).

The protection kits involved 1.5 million medical facial masks that cost around $77 million.

On occasion, the CGCC co-chairperson, Winston Kassim, said, “We are contributing our handful of help in Guyana’s Covid-19 Prevention Programme, which is necessary in light of the new Covidd-19 variant, Omicron.

This is the second donation in 2021 made by the Canada-Guyana Chamber of Commerce. The first donation included a quantity of food and sanitation items and monetary contributions to the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) in June 2021.

Meanwhile, Dr Narine Singh, the Ministry of Health(MOH) Chief Executive officer CEO, extends gratitude to CGCC for their timely donation of facial masks and gowns to prevent Covid-19.

Dr Singh said, “This kind gesture will boost the Ministry of Health of Guyana’s Covid-19 Prevention Program by supporting the dedication and efforts our healthcare workers are putting in making country Covid-19 free.”

The use of PPE kits is an integral part of preventing transmission of Covid-19, especially among the medical team and frontline workers.

Dr Singh further added that, ” Ministry of Health will always be thankful to the CGCC and will continuously looking for further support of CGCC in coming future that will be helpful for the people of Guyana and will uplift the medical care facility in Guyana.”

CGCC is a non-partisan institution that promotes the ideology of having investment and trade between Guyana, Canada, and other countries. It was launched on 4 December 2020.

The primary services of CGCC involve the main aim to share an idea of business opportunities, entrepreneurship in Guyana and Canada. Along with focusing on business, it also helps build up bilateral relations between two nations.