Enmore Polyclinic to get Maternity waiting home

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony MP says a new maternity waiting home will be constructed at the Enmore Polyclinic on the East Coast of Demerara, which will advance maternal and child health care services in Guyana.

During today’s COVID-19 Update, the Minister said the upgrade will complement the host of services currently being offered at the facility.

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Frank Anthony

“We want to upgrade these facilities in every region…The facility would be equipped with things like ultrasound and so forth so that proper dating and diagnosis can be made. And, of course, when you come you stay in, you’ll be able to deliver your baby there and if it’s necessary, the facility would also be equipped with minor surgical theatres for those types of operation that might be necessary,” Dr. Anthony said.

Meanwhile, rehabilitation work will also be carried out on the polyclinic. Minister Anthony said repairs will be done on the floor and walls, while some rooms will be re-purposed to ensure they are properly utilised.

The Minister said monies have already been set aside in this year’s budget for the upgrade of services and enhancement of the clinic. The Ministry plans to secure a ‘functioning’ x-ray machine at the facility within the next two weeks.

“So, we have already identified an x-ray machine that would be going there and hopefully within the next two weeks that service would be available to the residents living around that polyclinic.”

Additionally, extension works to the facility is expected to commence within the next month. The services will be integrated to provide a wider range of services to Enmore and surrounding communities.