Guyana: MoH hosts graduation ceremony for seniors from hospitals and health centres

Guyana: MoH hosts graduation ceremony for seniors from hospitals and health centres

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Georgetown, Guyana: The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday, June 25, at the Pegasus Corporate Suites, in collaboration with Schulich ExecEd, an extension of the Schulich School of Business at York University, hosted a Graduation Ceremony for twenty-five senior leaders and executive heads from hospitals and health centres across Guyana.

These participants over nine months have completed their Masters Certificate in Hospital Leadership. This course will provide them with the relevant management and leadership skills needed to effectively and efficiently perform their duties within the health sector.

During his brief remarks, Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony expressed gratitude to York University for their continuous support towards the health sector.

He added that with the expansion and transformation which the MoH would like to see within the health sector, the programme was much needed. Moreover, Minister Anthony highlighted that with the expansion and services being provided, the hinterland areas will be able to benefit from services that are being provided on the coastlands.

“We have a loan from the IDB that we will use to develop the hinterland hospitals. So right now we’re looking to develop those in Lethem, Kato, and Kamarang, so that every region in Guyana will have upgraded services and whatever service is being done on the coastland and can’t get in the hinterland, you will have when the upgrade is complete, whether infrastructure wise or equipment”, Dr Anthony explained.

As per the update by the ministry, Minister Anthony also stated that with the training provided and skills learned, the graduates will perform efficiently and effectively within their respective regions and have the Ministry’s support.

Canadian High Commissioner, Mark Berman extended his congratulations to the graduates and stated that with the expansion which the Ministry of Health has embarked on, the programme will aid in maintaining sustainability within the health sector.

“I’ve noted that the MOH has embarked on an aggressive campaign to transform the health sector, with the construction and upgrade of several health facilities including the much anticipated Maternal and Pediatrics Hospital and the development and expansion of Pediatrics care and services in the hinterland. This programme will surely complement those efforts to ensure the sustainability of these needed infrastructures,” Berman said.

Meanwhile, the Director General of the MOH, Dr Vishwa Mahadeo, who graduated as valedictorian, expressed heartfelt thank you to the Government of Guyana, the Ministry of Health, York University and other partners for the opportunity and stated that the programme will help the MoH to deliver the quality health care needed.

The event was attended by Programme Director, Dr Susan Lieff; the President of York University, Robert Lynn (virtual); the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Narine Singh; the Board of Governors at York University, Dr Narendra Singh; the Minister of Public Services (MOPS), Sonia Parag; among other staffs form the MOH, MOPS and the York University.