New Doctors’ Quarters, extension of District Hospital for Kamarang

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Facilities will be put in place to accommodate doctors in the Upper Mazaruni area, specifically in Kamarang, with the construction of Doctors’ Quarters that is expected to commence shortly. J’s General Store and Construction Company will be working on the $22M project.

This was announced by the Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon at a post-Cabinet press briefing.

The same construction company will also carry out the rehabilitation and extension of the Kamarang District Hospital. The works to be done the hospital will cost $21M. These upgrades will allow for the provision of additional services as there is an increased patient load at the facility. The Kamarang District Hospital is the only secondary health facility located in that section of the Cuyuni/Mazaruni Region.

The Regional Health Officer, Dr. Edward Sagala had previously noted that the rehabilitation and extension to the hospital will not only be infrastructural as there are plans to include equipment as well.

This will ensure that patients are catered for, and would not have to be referred to GPHC. “We need it to be well-equipped to cater to the patients in Upper Mazaruni, so instead of those doctors referring cases directly to the Georgetown Hospital, if we upgrade Kamarang and we put medical specialists [there] in the near future, they will able to work along with other doctors in the area so that is another vision” Dr. Sagala noted.