Major health care developments for Orealla

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, February 18, 2018

The indigenous community of Orealla, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six), is soon to receive major healthcare developments. This was highlighted by Director of Health for Region Six, Jevaughn Stephen during a visit to the village.

According to Stephen, the community health centre will soon receive a water ambulance to help transport patients in and out of the Orella and Siparuta communities located up the Berbice River.

The Regional Health Director while acknowledging that necessity for this mode medical transport called on the residents to care the water ambulance which costs approximately $20M.

Toshao of Orealla, David Henry, describes the donation of the water ambulance as a “useful initiative” and thanked both the Regional Health Services and the government for provision of same.

Residents of both Orella and Siparuta will soon be able to access free dental health care, following the assigning of a dentist to the area in early March. Previously residents were only able to access dental health care whenever a medical outreach was conducted in the community.

Jevaughn Stephen, Director of Regional Health Services (Region Six) during a tour of the Orealla Health Centre.


By: Tanuja Raikha


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