Mahdia Hospital Doctors recognised on ‘Doctors’ day’

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, July 5, 2020

A small corps of doctors attached to the Mahdia Hospital were lauded for their efforts in providing healthcare to the people of Mahdia and by extension, Region Eight.

Speaking to DPI, Regional Health Officer, Region Eight Dr. Chrissundra Abdool said the commendation was held for Doctors’ day.

In some countries around the world every year, a day is set aside to celebrate their doctors. Most popular in India National Doctors’ Day is observed on July 1, to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy who died on that day in 1962.

Though not officially observed in Guyana, some of the medical professionals take time out to reflect on their contributions to the health sector on the day.

Dr. Abdool noted that all doctors serving in the hospital are from the coast but have dedicated their time to working in the region, ensuring persons have better access to healthcare.

Apart from the RHO herself, the hospital has five doctors and a Medex who often works in the capacity as a Doctor, narrowing gaps which may exist.

The doctors are Dr. Delissa Thomas – Medical Superintendent (ag), Dr, Nina Holder, Dr. Cameica Inniss, Dr. Kwesi Welcome, Dr. Magdalena Clay and Medex Noelene Siland.

“I realised that Doctors Day is not a thing, but I thought my doctors need to know that they are doing a great job so we surprised them with a small treat. And it went a long way in letting them know they are valued and appreciated.” The RHO relayed.

Even in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors all around the world are on the frontline, putting their lives at risks to save the lives of others. In Guyana, doctors working in the hinterland experience several challenges but execute their duty daily.


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