“Public health in Guyana is free” – PM Nagamootoo
— New Kingston Medical Bond opened
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The modern Central Supplies Unit Medical Bond in Kingston is a safe and secure facility, the Honourable Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister of Guyana, stated during the commissioning of the facility this afternoon.
In brief remarks, the Honourable Prime Minister reiterated that public health is free in Guyana, and this bond will make available much-needed resources that will be redirected to other departments.
Prime Minister Nagamootoo told those gathered that “we must always be aware of history.” With this said, he explained that when the Coalition Government came into office in 2015 “we needed to find a medical bond space”.
This was deemed necessary after the facility that was being utilised was no longer available to the government.
The Prime Minister noted that there was some “controversy with the Sussex Street bond, which we [government] accepted was a mistake… The question was, what do we do from here? [and] Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence took up the challenge and ran with it,” the Honourable Prime Minister said.
He congratulated the Ministry of Public Health on a job well done and explained that the state-of-the-art facility will last for years.
In closing remarks at the commissioning, the Honourable Prime Minister stated:
“This could not have happened without the determination of the Ministry of Public Health, capably led by the Minister, by the government on the whole and with the vision of President David Granger that we should bring about fast and effective changes in the health sector to improve the lives of our people.”
Also attending the commissioning were Minister of Public Health, Honourable Volda Lawrence, Minister of Natural Resources, Honourable Raphael Trotman, Minister of Social Cohesion, Honourable Dr. George Norton, His Worship the Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine, and government officials, among others.