GTT allots $2M to support mental health sessions for cancer patients

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GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has allocated $2 million towards mental health support sessions for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers across the country.

In a statement, the telephone company said there are 400 scheduled mental health support sessions which will be led by GTT’s partners in healthcare and wellness for the remainder of this year through 2021. These partners include the various treatment centers across the country.

GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens Gittens said that the sessions will especially aim to increase access to mental health support services for cancer patients and caregivers of patients from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

“This is just the beginning of so many other projects we have in store for those affected by cancer, especially those who need the financial assistance. Cancer does not discriminate – we all know someone who has been impacted – and we acknowledge that we are in this together. We at GTT strongly believe that mental support is just as important as physical care – and this holistic approach will play a significant role in improving overall cancer care in Guyana,” Gittens stated.


She noted that those affected by cancer can reach out to the various Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) who have partnered with GTT to indicate interest in being part of the sessions.

GTT said to support GTT’s annual Pinktober initiative this year, individuals and corporations are invited to buy special Pinktober water bottles from GTT’s retail stores – or online. Donations can also be made to the cause by using the mmg+ app and code 07693. All proceeds help in the fight against cancer – and assists in supporting programs inclusive of mental and physical care.

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