“Welcome to Mibicuri Health Centre”

─Farming community gets health facility after two decades

DPI, Guyana Monday, January 13, 2019

The farming community of Mibicuri located in Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice is now equipped with a standalone modern health centre after more than two decades.

The centre was previously housed in the same building as the Mibicuri Hospital. Several members of staff told DPI they welcome having a structure of their own after working in cramped conditions for years

Yvette Kertzious, a visiting social worker, attached to the centre since 2011, said that “working at the previous health centre was a difficult task, reason being is because of space. There was no space for a private conversation with a patient since all staff and patients shared one room.”

However, she is appreciative to the Ministry of Public Health and the Regional Health Services for building the new modern centre. Kertzious said she now has an office of her own and is assuring residents that they would be seen in a comfortable and secure area where their matters could be dealt with confidentially.

The centre has moved from a one-room facility to a 10-room structure equipped with a child-friendly corner, a breastfeeding area, and a maternal unity that sees both husbands and wives visiting the clinic together. The new facility delivers services such as blood pressure testing, vaccines, counselling, post-natal care, and diabetic and foot care among others.

Sadhana Samatami, the Doctor In-charge of the Mibicuri Hospital and visiting doctor at the health centre said the development would reduce the overcrowding at the hospital and he encouraged residents to make use of the services offered at both facilities.

Meanwhile, Director of Regional Health Services, Region 6, Jevaughn Stephen said that they will ensure that the delivery of those services was second to none throughout the region.

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