$9M boost for New Amsterdam Hospital

─ hospital beds and anaesthetic machine purchased

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, July 13, 2019

Delivery care at the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital has received a $9M boost. The medical facility in East Berbice Corentyne recently received two theatre beds, two delivery beds and one anaesthetic machine costing $9M.

The equipment is among several others along with furniture that was purchased by the Regional Health Services through the Regional Democratic Council Finance Department.

According to the Director of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Stephen, the delivery beds are an “upgraded” version. They will provide easier access for doctors to carry out their delivery methods, and the mothers will also be much more comfortable.

With the addition of another anaesthetic machine, Stephen noted that the hospital will now be able to facilitate more patients that will need this service. In addition,12 beds were recently installed at the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Unit and in some of the wards.

Stephen also disclosed that the New Amsterdam Hospital will soon have a functioning CT Scan machine.

He further noted that in keeping with the Regional Health Services mandate, the Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with the Regional Health Services will continue to develop the region’s health system to better serve the people of East Berbice-Corentyne.

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