Guyana, Co-operative Republic of

Capital: GeorgetownArea: 215.000 km2Population: 735.554Official Language: EnglishArmed Forces Personnel: 3.400Medical Officers: n/aMilitary Hospitals / Institutes: n/a/n/aMissions: n/a

Surgeon General
Nigel Langhorne MD

Medical Department
Guyana Defence Forces
Camp Ayanganna
Thomas Lands

Basic Task of the Military Medical Service

The Medical Corps Guyana Defence Force (GDF) provides primary medical and dental care to all the members of the Force and their immediate families.

  1. In order for Medical Corps to execute its role the following tasks are assigned:
  2. Medically examine and screen all applicants and members of the Force.
  3. Conduct dental inspections of all applicants and members of the Force
  4. Liaise with the Ministry of Health for all aspects of training beyond the capabilities of the GDF.
  5. Advise the COS of health matters.
  6. Support medical outreach operations.
  7. Provide ambulatory care to members of the Force.
  8. Establish a preventative health care programme.
  9. Conduct health education training.
  10. Conduct annual examination for all ranks.
  11. Advise, evaluate and administer and environmental health programme.
  12. Provide Hospitalization when necessary.
  13. Conduct psychological profiling at these stages:
    • In processing
    • Pre-operations
    • Post-operation


The Medical Corps is administrated by a Captain, the Medical department is headed by a Major the FMO and the Dental FDO. The HQ is situated in Base Camp Ayanganna and it has the following facilities:

A Medical laboratory15
Treatment room16
Medical Wards17
VCT Site18
Minor Theatre19
2 Dental surgeries/Dental Lab20

(status: 16 June 2020)