Guyana: The Government of Guyana today received 40,800 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines from the Government of the Republic of South Korea.
During the brief handing-over ceremony at the Ministry of Health’s Bond in Kingston, Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony welcomed the donation.
“The Government of Guyana and people of Guyana would like to thank the Government and people of the Republic of Korea for this donation of COVID-19 vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic”, the Minister said.
He further explained that the vaccines would be distributed across the ten administrative regions and will be administered to anyone 18 years and older who requires their primary series of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Meanwhile, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Korea in Guyana Mr Ramesh Dookhoo said the valuable donation will aid in saving many lives while satisfying the need of the health care system in Guyana.
Also on site this afternoon was Dr Ertenisa Hamilton, Director of Family and Primary Health Care Services; Dr Farrah December, Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Support Officer and Andrea Budburgh, Medex attached to the Ministry of Health.
This morning at State House, the Government of Guyana in Collaboration with Hess Corporation and Mount Sinai Health System announced a National Health Care Initiative. This initiative was officially commissioned by the signing of an agreement.
The collaboration seeks to facilitate a transformation of Guyana’s health sector in keeping with the President’s healthcare agenda, which will position Guyana as a healthcare destination in the Caribbean region and eventually the world.
The initiative will improve the nation’s Primary Healthcare System, implement Change Management at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and foster partnerships between the Government and the Private Sector for the development of Cardiovascular and Oncology Centres in Guyana.