Residents suspect typhoid outbreak in Wakapoa

-say community lacks proper healthcare services

Residents of Wakapoa, in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), suspect that there is a typhoid outbreak in the community, where the absence of medical professionals and drugs at the community health centre have become the norm.

At least eight persons from the village have been reported as having typhoid.

A resident, Samantha Thomas, sought to highlight the plight of those in her village in a recent Facebook post by calling on those in authority to look into the matter. “Hello my friends, with a feeling of anxiety and frustration I reach out to you this evening to ask if anyone can refer me to the relevant authorities for help for the folks of Wakapoa. Presently, there seems to be an outbreak of typhoid in my community! With six persons from my family already sick and in need of treatment!! There’s no doctor or medex at our health centre and it is apparent we do not have any treatment here right now… Four members in my family [are] presently at Suddie Hospital talking treatment… But it is very expensive to travel to that hospital and the required tests are also expensive,” Thomas wrote, while asking for assistance to notify the Public Health Minister and other organisations that could help the community.

Earl Thomas, another resident, told Stabroek News that of the ….

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