Canada- Guyana Outreach Mission commences
Ministry of Public Health (October 31, 2016) – A team consisting of twenty two (22) Medical Practitioners from the Canada- Guyana Mission (CanGo) is currently in Guyana and has commenced provision of medical services to the residents of Regions 1 & 2. The Mission is expected to last for two weeks and will come to a conclusion on November 23, 2016.
The Team’s will focus primarily on family medicine and health awareness in various aspects. The multidisciplinary team consists of a pediatrician, psychiatrist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist who will be working with patients with developmental disorders and mental issues at the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity, Kumaka District Hospital in Santa Rosa, Kabakaburi Health Post, Karawab Health Post in the Pomeroon River. The team also consists of a family physicians, dentist family physician, gynecologist, audiologist, pulmonologist, pharmacist and nurses.
The Audiologist will be running Audiology Clinics in Santa Rosa and Waramuri while the Gynecologist will perform VIA (screening for cervical cancer) and STD (sexual transmitted disease) testing on women in the various villages. The team will rule out a massive public awareness programme in each area to focus on management of high blood pressure, controlling diabetes, proper nutrition and dental care, etc. will also be given by the physicians. Information flyers will be circulated after each session.
Medications will be administered to residents free of cost after which they will continue with follow up care at the nearest health facility in their region.
Some of the executive members on Friday paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Public Health. Dr. George Norton commended the team for their efforts and expressed gratitude to them for wanting to serve the people of Guyana especially in the remote areas.
Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing health care to the under-privileged population of Guyana. Its mission is to promote health care in developing countries by providing confidential, compassionate and supportive medical services to the general population.