Orealla/Siparuta for audiology, dental, eye care outreach
DPI, Guyana, Monday, October 15, 2018
The Regional Health Services (RHS) for Region Six is preparing to deploy an outreach team to Orealla and Siparuta in the Upper Corentyne before year-end to offer eye care, dental and audiology services.
Director of the region’s health department, Jevaughn Stephens and the Ministry of Public Health’s Focal point in the Region, Alex Foster are to ensure that this becomes a regular feature in 2019, until a sustainable mechanism is implemented to allow residents to readily access healthcare services.
Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence mandated the leadership of RHS in Region Six to ensure that these services be made available to the residents.
“We are talking about ears, we are talking about sight, the eyes, we also spoke about how we could keep those white horsemen in our mouth and so we are going to ensure we bring a team in… So, we can ensure that everyone in the two villages can have their dental checkup and that they can have their ear tested and their eyes tested.”
This is one way, the minister indicated, that the Ministry of Public Health wants to ensure that citizens all across Guyana access every aspect of healthcare free of cost.
This was highlighted as the minister met with Residents of Orealla and Siparuta where she highlighted the administration’s plans for the country’s health sector and how they can benefit.
Stephens added that during these outreaches residents can expect to not only be screened but access all the necessary follow up services that come with eye care, dental and audiology. He added that while the region will work to establish these services they are working to recruit and train staff to work especially in the area of audiology throughout the region.
By: Delicia Haynes.
Images: Anil Seelall.