GPHC says Lethem teacher did not contract COVID-19 at hospital

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See full statement issued by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation on Sunday:

The Board of Directors, Administration and staff of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) wish to express sincerest condolences to Mr. Franklin Greaves, the husband of the late Donna Ambrose Greaves, her relatives and friends.

The GPHC notes and wishes to refute claims that Donna Greaves contracted COVID-19 while being a patient at our institution. While our commitment to medical confidentiality restricts us from sharing details of Ms. Greaves’ clinical records, we maintain that these claims are furthest from the facts, and wish to state in a definitive manner that Donna Greaves did not contract COVID-19 at the GPHC.

We strongly condemn the proclivity to cast blame on our hard working and dedicated doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who continue to risk their lives daily to care for patients in the wake of a deadly pandemic. This practice of demoralizing healthcare professionals must cease. The Corporation continues to practice strict protocols and quality control measures to eliminate transmission and maintain a safe space for our staff, patients and visitors.

The GPHC wishes to implore all Guyanese that COVID-19 is real and changing the national trajectory of the pandemic lies heavily in our ability to strictly adhere to the precautionary guidelines. We also invite the media to confirm facts with the Corporation prior to publishing inflammatory and panic inducing articles.

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