Healthcare services boosted with Ultrasound Machines

─ Diamond Diagnostic Center, CC Nicholson Hospital and the St Joseph Mercy Hospital have benefitted from the donation

DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 11, 2019

The Guyana Diaspora Unit today donated four Ultrasound Machines, three are in working order and one is to be used for parts.

The donation was made to the Ministry of Public Health through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge explained that the group received the medical equipment, in October 2018, from the Guyana Christian Charity Incorporated.

“The collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Health is in consonance with ongoing efforts which include the facilitating of the annual medical outreach by the Canada Guyana Outreach Mission (CANGO) who are members of the diaspora in Canada,” Minister Greenidge explained.

The Diamond Diagnostic Center and CC Nicholson Hospital are set to receive a respective machine. The third working machine has already been handed over to the St Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence emphasized that specialists who are assigned to these facilities would be most grateful because it means the turnaround time of them having information about their patient will be shorter with the improved capacity to administer treatment in a timely manner.

The Guyana Christian Charity Canada Inc. is a volunteer Non-Profit Organization that defines itself as dedicated to providing aid and assistance to Guyanese organizations, individuals and others in need.

The Charity, though officially established in 1987, was established as a result of a commitment by Guyanese in Canada since the late 1970s and that commitment is to provide a meaningful contribution to less the fortunate.

Ayana George

Images: Jules Gibson

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