Two boys, two girls safely welcomed at GPHC

–Minister Lawrence visits mothers and newborns

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Two boys and two girls were safely welcomed into the new year at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) this morning.


Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence shares a photo with the new born babies, their mothers and staff of the GPHC

The first baby to be delivered was a boy via C-Section, he was then followed by a girl, then another boy and girl respectively. All three were delivered by natural birth.

Paying the mothers and their babies an early visit was Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence.

Mother of the first girl Casindra Dorsett named her daughter ‘Thalia’ which she explained means ‘blessings from above’. However, she cheerfully indicated that she was also considering adding the name ‘Oilisha’ as suggested by Minister Lawrence.

Keshanna Pollard, mother of the second baby boy said she had not settled on a name for her child. However, Shanice McPherson who delivered the fourth baby for the morning named her daughter ‘Majesty’.

Minister Lawrence expressed her satisfaction that all the babies and mothers are doing well and thanked the hard-working staff of the GPHC for their dedication.

“I am very happy, I am proud that these mothers can come here and have safe deliveries feel secure and comfortable,” the Minister stated.

“I am very grateful for the fact that as the Minister of Public Health, I have a team here at the Georgetown Public Hospital who take their jobs seriously and you can see the improvement we have had from one year to the next,” she added.





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