GMR&SC supporting healthcare workers in COVID-19 fight


The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) is on its longest drive of benevolence as the executives seek to play their role in helping to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Guyana.

According to GMR&SC Vice-President Mohamed Shiraz Roshandin, their aim currently is to support the frontline healthcare workers in the public system by ensuring they have a steady supply of basic amenities.

“To limit the spread it takes the whole of Guyana to act responsibly and it is equally important we ensure that those who are trying to safeguard the nation are not preoccupied where they will get some basic things to do their job. As such, we as a group are ensuring these healthcare workers are stocked with hand sanitisers, gloves and masks along with various food items,” Roshandin explained.

With support from Team CAMS in the United States of America, the GMR&SC has already made donations to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Diamond Diagnostic Centre and the West Demerara Regional Hospital.

Roshandin noted these donations are not a one-off gesture.

“They will continue,” he said, adding they were done in keeping with a list sent to them from persons within the health institutions.

Demonstration of intubation with the “aerosol box”

Meanwhile, club members are seeking to build several protective “aerosol boxes” for healthcare workers. They are encouraging persons to come on board and assist in the construction of such boxes.

In the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers describe an “aerosol box” as one that could help protect clinicians without access to standard personal protective equipment during endotracheal intubation.

As of Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Guyana recorded a total of 55 cases of the new Coronavirus Disease, an increase of seven new cases in less than 24 hours; there are five persons in COVID-19 ICU.

The total number also represents the six deaths recorded.

The Club is urging persons to follow the health guidelines and practice social distancing when in public for essential needs and wash hands regularly.

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