New generator for Oscar Joseph Hospital to boost services

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Oscar Joseph Hospital, at Charity on June 22 received a new 225 KVA standby generator to boost its services.

The contract for sourcing and installation of the standby set was awarded to Macorp at the cost of $11,394,300. The new unit will replace the 40 KVA generator that is currently in use at the medical facility in Pomeron-Supenaam region.

Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson said that the installation of the new standby generator is expected to be completed within the week after preparatory work and modifications to the housing facilities are completed.

Hopkinson said the generator unit is a crucial addition since the hospital’s demand has exceeded the capacity of the old standby unit.

This had been a concern highlighted by the medical staff attached to the hospital and one which the regional administration worked to address; for the benefit of both the staff and the residents utilising the medical facility.

The Oscar Joseph Hospital serves people living along the northern end of the Essequibo Coast, Pomeroon River and emergency and high-risk patients coming from Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini).

By: Neola Damon.