Health Workers averted major outbreak of Chicken Pox at Mt. Gay Hospital

Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:38 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015: GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS) - : Healthcare personnel at the Mt. Gay Hospital are being commended for their quick thinking and reaction that controlled the spread of chicken pox at the facility.

Workers having discovered the threat took immediate action, utilizing infection control measures and protocols that brought the threat under control and prevented a major outbreak.

Health Services Administrator in-charge, Kester Cyrus, told the (GIS) that from all indications the virus was imported into the facility.

Cyrus revealed that the Mt. Gay Hospital has not recorded an outbreak of chicken pox in more than a decade and credits his staff for their dedication to service and clients.

He was also grateful to the infection control, epidemiology and surveillance units, for their assistance and support during the outbreak.

GIS learnt that Cyrus and the authorities took the necessary measures to isolate and treat patients in order to prevent further spread of the disease as soon as the discovery was made.

The diseases had only managed to spread among five persons, who upon showing symptoms, were treated. Those persons are said to be recovering.

According to Mr. Cyrus the vaccination status of the staff was also brought up to date.

Meanwhile Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Javan F. Williams has commended the staff at Mt. Gay Hospital for their efforts to bring the outbreak under control.




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