Leaders in the Region 10 district has issued a call on the government to refrain from it’s dictatorial approach towards the region especially the mandatory vaccination of persons.
In a joint statement from the Regional MPs, Regional Chairman and Mayor of Linden’s Offices on Friday morning, it stated that Region Ten has been assured that actions taken by the Government is intentional and strategically being targeted and discriminated against.
The region has been identified as the lowest vaccination region by the Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony.
It specifically referenced to many health care workers being locked out and denied access to their workplaces. This action according to the leaders has placed the health and safety of the region at severe risk of a greater and catastrophic health crisis than what currently obtains since there already is a shortage of doctors and nurses in the region. Also, recently, teachers from the region have been targeted and affected.
“It is important to note that our region already has a shortage of much needed doctors and nurses due to transfers and a migration exodus to foreign lands. Further, there are shortages of much needed and necessary equipment, medical apparatus and the required amount of gears and drugs to effectively and efficiently manage an increase of covid 19 patients in the region and it’s most worried some.”
Further, the leaders claimed that there is denial of residents to access much needed government services of which their taxes pay, is most untenable. “Hundreds of our residents are still not in receipt of covid 19 cash grants, because we care educational cash grants, hundreds were taken off and denied public assistance, many of our farmers have been denied the cash grants to assist in their rebuilding, our pensioners are concerned about not getting their promised increase, and the denial of bonafide residents of the region access to house lots at an affordable price, to mention a few solidifies this view,” the statement reads.
Furthermore, the region has taken a stand and “continually reject this government’s dictatorial imposition being placed on our people and we will resist and fight against it to the hilt. We will stand firm in defense of our people until this decision that affects our people and by extension every Guyanese citizen is reconsidered.”
Therefore, there has been a decision to Shut down the region on Monday September 6,to resister our objection and rejection of the government’s dictatorship and mandatory vaccination policy.