Bundles of joy for Wakenaam

– 2 baby girls born during the Christmas holiday

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, December 27, 2018

The holiday season is one of joy and excitement for all but more so for parents who become mothers and fathers during this festive season.

On the island of Wakenaam, two families are counting their blessings as baby girls were gifted to them on Christmas and Boxing Day. Resident Doctor Marcia Edmon reported to the Department of Public Information (DPI) that little baby Leandra Thomas was born on Christmas Day at around 09:00hrs while baby Azaria Evelyn was born in the morning hours of Boxing Day.

(from left) Dr. Marcia Edmon, Ashley Thomas with baby Leandra Thomas, REO Jaikaran, Pheona Evelyn and baby Azaria and Nurse Ashley.

Dr. Edmon disclosed that both mothers and babies are in excellent health and are expected to be discharged from the hospital on   December 28.  She was very happy to receive a visit from a team of officials from the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara headed by the Regional Executive Officer Denis Jaikaran.

“Our hospital is blessed to receive your visit today, it is a lovely surprise,”  Dr. Edmon told the REO and team.

REO Jaikaran has promised to make another visit to the institution Saturday, December 29 when he will deliver hampers to each family. Both mothers expressed their appreciation for the official visit by the team and thanked them for remembering Wakenaam in this joyous time of the year.

Wakenaam Cottage Hospital delivers all the basic services to its patients including Dental Care, Maternity Care, Eye Care, Blood Testing, Glucose Testing and all other basic health testing. The island has a population of just over 3000 with one cottage hospital and four health centres.

Story and Images: Ganesh Mahipaul.

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