“Guyana has maintained an impressive health care system”- PM. Moses Nagamootoo

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Despite the challenges faced by simultaneous sectors for financial backing, Guyana has been able to maintain an impressive health care system, acting President and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said today.

Acting President and Prime Minister, Hon. Moses Nagamootoo.

Delivering the feature address at the official launch of the Ministry of Health’s Exposition at the Ramada Princess Hotel, Prime Minister Nagamootoo, in his first public appearance since returning home, noted “Our country is fortunate that we have a health system that is centrally driven, a health system that is rooted in concern and care for our people. This has nothing to do with whether it is this government or that government it has to do with national policy that we have seen in this country since Independence. That all governments have been committed and repeated a legacy of national health care as a goal of our people.”

The Acting President highlighted, particularly to the students that were in attendance, that Guyana’s Constitution stipulates that access to quality public healthcare is a right of all its citizens.

“Article 24 every citizen has a right to free medical attention and also to social care in case of old age and disability, so you are protected by the supreme law of the land.”

Further, he noted, “A nation is blessed if it has healthy and productive citizens who become useful in all spheres of their endeavours and in all thing, you want too and the health fair as I understand it is to promote health conditions, diseases… things that could affect this wealth of the nation.”

The Health Expo will be held from May 30 to June 2, 2018, at the Sophia Exhibition Centre under the theme “Reaching for a Better Life with Good Health.”

Prime Minister Nagamootoo, noted that the Expo is intended to focus nationally on the health policy overview and the ways in which citizens can contribute to ensuring a healthy society.

Acting President and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo examining some medication that were on display at the Health Expo, also in photograph is Minister of Public Health Hon. Dr. Karen Cummings.

Acting President and Prime Minister, Hon. Moses Nagamootoo (centre), Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence, (left) and Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings, (right) with students from a number of school students that were present at the launch of Health Expo.

 

 

 

 

By: Gabreila Patram

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