Given the plans afoot to upgrade Mabaruma Regional Hospital, residents of the community can expect to benefit from several additional services.
Speaking with Guyana Times during an interview on Sunday, Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton disclosed that in light of the poor methods of garbage disposal, Mabaruma Hospital would soon benefit from a new incinerator, which would be installed in the Hospital’s compound. This would be used for the proper disposal of medical waste on the premises, since the quantity of biomedical waste would increase as services do.
Dr Norton also explained that the facility would also benefit from a batch of newly-trained nurses to offset the long wait persons had to endure to receive medical attention.
As part of the upgraded services, Dr Norton noted that a gynaecologist would be stationed permanently at the Hospital. He said in the past, persons, particularly women, would have to travel long distances to receive the medical attention required. “Patients will soon benefit from the well-equipped newly-built theatre, at this hospital,” Dr Norton added.
Additionally, the Public Health Minister noted that with the newly installed ophthalmology clinic, an outreach programme was recently held by the ophthalmologist stationed within the medical facility. He stated that 55 patients who had their eyes tested were able to acquire assistance towards receiving spectacles.