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Several employees, relatives and other concerned persons turned up at the GPHC last night (Adrian Narine photo)
Several employees, relatives and other concerned persons turned up at the GPHC last night (Adrian Narine photo)

Several Qualfon employees allegedly lost ‘consciousness’
– rushed to GPHC for medical assistance

UP to press time last night, more than a dozen employees of the Qualfon Guyana Inc Call Centre, at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara were being treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for what the hospital is saying could have been “asthma attacks”.The Guyana Chronicle has been informed that the Qualfon employees were at work when a power outage struck. Shortly after, the employees began ‘acting strangely’, and several of them reportedly lost consciousness.

However, one woman told the Chronicle that not all the Qualfon employees were exhibiting the same signs at the same time.

The Public Relations Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital said last evening that GPHC doctors had decided to treat the Qualfon employees for ‘asthma’ after they all indicated that they do suffer from that condition. All the employees were therefore given oxygen while in the Emergency Room of the GPHC.

Several employees, relatives and other concerned persons turned up at the GPHC after hearing of the development.

The Qualfon Call Centre has two locations on the East Coast of Demerara. The employees who were affected last evening are all from the location at Ogle. That facility was constructed on what used to be a burial ground for the Ogle and Plaisance communities years ago.

(Leroy Smith)

 

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