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Health care saw major improvements under coalition. Min. Volda Lawrence.
DPI, Guyana, Friday January 24, 2020
Region Four has seen stark improvements under the APNU+AFC Coalition government, according to Minister of Public Health, the Hon, Volda Lawrence, as she addressed a massive crowd at the Golden Grove Community Centre Ground on Friday.
The senior government minister said evidence of her claim is in government’s budgetary allocations since 2015.
She said in just four years has delivered, and given more time much more will be done.
“The Coalition has had merely four and a half years and we have already done so much… Well, I want you to imagine if you and I give David Granger five more years to build on this progress, imagine what my life and your life will be,” Minister Lawrence challenged Guyanese.
In outlining government’s achievements in Demerara-Mahaica area, in infrastructure specifically, Minister Lawrence reiterated the coalition’s continued committed to bettering the lives of every Guyanese, by providing the best services and opportunities for everyone.
“Note that the Granger administration invested in your region to ensure that you got roads, lights, water, bridges, fixed the schools and the healthcare facilities… And they didn’t invest a small change. In 2017 alone they invested $502 million, for roads and bridges and water and by 2019, it was $605.5 million, I ask you to compare that to the past administration,” the Health Minister stated.
Comparing figures, Minister Lawrence shared that in 2012 the then PPP/C government give the region a mere $192 Million. Then in 2014, that figure went up to $228 Million for Region Four.
“Now you compare that to the $500 Million and the $600 Million plus that the APNU+AFC government invested in region four,” Minister Lawrence noted.
On health care, Minister Lawrence lauded to the coalition government for allocating up to $1.3 billion in 2019 for the sector.
Among government’s achievement in health care are; for the first time, there are ultrasound services at the Enterprise Health Centre, and echocardiogram services at the Dr. CC Nicholson Hospital in Nabacalis.
These services are available free to the public.
The Ministry has also delivered some $70Million in equipment to several hinterland regions as part of its mandate to improve healthcare delivery countrywide. And is promising a well-equipped and properly staffed maternity unit at the Leonora Diagnostic Centre will by April 2020.