West Dem. nurses, other staff prevented from entering hospital


Some nurses, maids, dispensary and x-ray staff at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) in Region Three have been prevented from entering the compound.

When the employees showed up for work Friday morning, they observed that the staff from the screening tent in the compound were not there and the employees were instructed not to enter the compound; no reason was given.

The tent was being used to screen persons for symptoms of COVID-19 before they enter the hospital.

The employees are currently standing outside the hospital unsure of what to do next.

The West Demerara Regional Hospital [Photo: News Room]
When the News Room arrived at the scene, a representative of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) Monica Walters came out and instructed the employees not to speak with the media.

But some employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the health workers are also calling for protective gears; they allege that there is no running water, no Lysol, no masks and gloves to execute their duties as Guyana battles the COVID-19.

The employees standing outside the hospital [Photo: News Room]
The News Room understands that hospital officials instructed some nurses, doctors and those who worked in the screening tent Thursday not to return to work Friday.

At the scene, a woman who identified herself as the Regional Executive Officer instructed the News Room team to leave and failure to do so, she will call the Police to remove the team.

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