New health posts, roads for Region Seven soon

GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, November 16, 2016

Several health posts are among other projects in Region Seven that are soon to be completed.

Gordon Bradford, the Regional Chairman said the aim is to utilise at least 96 percent of the region’s 2016 budget on infrastructural works before the year ends. Bradford noted that several projects will be completed soon, including new roads in several housing schemes.

Region Seven Chairman, Gordon Bradford

Region Seven Chairman, Gordon Bradford

“We’re building several health posts in various communities like Arrau, Kurutuku, Jawalla, and other interior locations. A lot of upgrading has been done to the Bartica Hospital, we’re moving now to our regional hospital,” the Regional Chairman explained.

Bradford added that there are also several new doctors and specialists who are offering new services including in the areas of dermatology, ear, nose and throat treatment, and gynaecology, “so we hope to continue to offer a better service in health care delivery to our people.”

The Regional Chairman pointed out that for 2016, rehabilitation works were carried out on several schools in the region. He said the vision of the region is to provide livable quarters to the graduate teachers, as well as qualified health professionals.

Explaining that this will be done every year, Bradford said,   “We would identify three or two communities where we would build live-in quarters for the doctors, nurses, health care providers and our graduate teachers because we want to make them comfortable to execute their duties effectively.”

In relation to students in remote areas whose education is hindered due to the lack of access to Information Technology and other resources will benefit from internet access.

“We intended to offer the best in health care, education and infrastructure. We’re doing our best, also the Mayor and Town Council are working their best and we’re seeing improvements in the township, but if you travel you would see improvements in other communities as well,” the Region Seven Chairman said.

Bartica is considered the “Gateway to the Interior” and is the launching point for people who work in the interior, mining gold and diamonds. It has a population of about 15,000 and was recently gazetted as a town.


By: Ranetta La Fleur


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