Emergency Response Plan gets high marks at Brooms Hill – DPI

Guyana’s preparedness to respond to an emergency emanating from an epidemic or any other disaster has received high marks from local and international observers following a simulation exercise held in Mabaruma, North West District, Region One, on Saturday, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said.

The exercise aimed at evaluating the emergency preparedness plan; test the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA)’s ability to respond to an emergency and quickly contain the possible spread of suspected disease from a focal farm.

DPI said that in keeping with established protocols, there were five teams: Quarantine, Epidemiology, Incident Command, Laboratory and Command and Control, to manage the “report of a possible outbreak of foot and mouth disease” on a local farm in the Brooms Hill community…..