GPHC new maternity wing to be commissioned shortly

GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, October 20, 2016

The new maternity wing of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is now complete and some areas are already occupied.

The nursery for new-born babies with the necessary equipment

The nursery for new-born babies with the necessary equipment

Director of Facilities Management,  GPHC, Komal Haricharan, told the Government Information Agency (GINA), that rooms are already being occupied on the top floor while equipment is being transferred from the old wing.

“We are in the process of occupying the extension of the maternity building. The operating theatre is in operation, one of the rooms … and we are presently in the process of moving the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU over.” Haricharan explained.

Other works including the restricting and zoning of birthing areas and

Two of the six new birthing rooms

Two of the six new birthing rooms

theatres are yet  to be completed while the acquisition of some other equipment and materials are in process.

Earlier in the year, senior health officials had projected that the new wing would be completed by the third quarter of the year. It is expected that the entire building will be fully occupied in a few weeks.

The new maternity wing has six birthing rooms and two operating theatres.

Currently, there are approximately 110 patient beds in the old maternity ward unit. The ground floor of this new facility has training rooms and offices for doctor and staff .

The new maternity wing project started in February 2015 with $263M. The project received an additional $89M in the 2016 Budget.

Director of Facilities Management, GPHC, Komal Haricharan

Director of Facilities Management, GPHC, Komal Haricharan

 

By: Delicia Haynes

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