Suddie Hospital to boost delivery of service
-Generator and Automatic Transfer Switch procured
-Staff, patients to benefit
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 21, 2018
The Suddie Regional Hospital in Pomeroon-Supenaam received a new 2,000-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) and a 750 kva Caterpillar Generator unit to boost the delivery of its service.
The items were procured at a cost of $25,000,000. The transfer switch will replace the 1200-amp ATS presently in use by the hospital complex.
According to Regional Executive Officer (REO), Rupert Hopkinson, “the arrival of the unit and the return of the rented set that was being used will result in savings to the hospital expenditure.”
Hopkinson noted that patients and medical staff will benefit from a reliable supply of electricity to all sections of the hospital complex. The contract for installation of the equipment was awarded to H. Balgobin Contracting Service. The REO said that the contractor will install the unit in the shortest possible time.
REO Hopkinson said the administration will continue to work assiduously to improve the delivery of healthcare services and ensure that the region’s health services are accessible and to all its residents. In order to ensure this is achieved, Hopkinson said there will be further training of regional health personnel.
The presentation of the equipment follows a recent inter-regional consultation between Regions One and Two. The Suddie Regional Hospital is the main health facility in Pomeroon-Supenaam and also offers services to residents of Wakenaam, Region Three and Moruca, Region One.
By: Neola Damon.
Images: Mark Mclean (Regional Information Officer).