Major infrastructural projects to improve East Berbice health care

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Regional Executive Officer (REO), Kim Williams-Stephens of Region Six, East Berbice-Corentyne, in an exclusive interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI) said the region is set to undertake major infrastructural works to enhance its health care system.

Regional Executive Officer, Region Six (East Berbice Corentyne), Kim Williams-Stephens.

According to Williams-Stephens, the budgeted works are in keeping with the administration’s promise of improved health care for the residents.

“The transformation that we have in place for 2018 will see the construction of a new maternity ward. There is an issue with the child care unit, so the administration thought it fitting to invest in such a project,” the REO explained.

REO Williams-Stephens also said the works to be done in 2018 are in addition to those of the previous year.

“We have the construction of another health centre. In fact, in 2017 we would have done one at Number 76 village and in the 2018 budget another health centre is to be constructed.”

According to the public sector estimates, $132.5M has been approved in the 2018 budget for capital spending in the healthcare sector for East Berbice-Corentyne.  Among the projects to be undertaken is the provision of an operating theatre, out-patient building, maternity ward, quarters and payment of retention.

 

By: Kidackie Amsterdam

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