Endoscopy, other specialised services available at Leonora Hospital
−Min. Lawrence lauds this as a significant addition to Region Three’s health sector
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Leonora Diagnostic Centre in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region is now offering endoscopy services.
This was recently disclosed by Minister of Public Health, Hon. Volda Lawrence at a community meeting. During the engagement, she pointed out the significance of the placement of specialists in Region 3 and made special mention of the support given by the Cuban Medical Brigade in this regard.
Minister Lawrence said the ministry has also ensured that patients have access to a gynaecologist twice-weekly among other services.
“You can go there now, and you can meet an ophthalmologist, you don’t have to travel all the way to Georgetown. When you take your children there, they can see a paediatrician and not a general doctor. You don’t have to go to Georgetown; rather, we send the people from Georgetown to you here.”
These services are part of the government’s commitment to ensure that citizens, regardless of their location, have access to primary and specialised health services.
Note: Endoscopy is the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail. It can also be used to carry out other tasks including imaging and minor surgery.