Georgetown, Guyana: The Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony, attended a simple opening ceremony held for the newly constructed Siriki Health Post located in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supernaam) on August 11, 2023 (Friday).
This health facility costs approximately GY$23 Million, according to the official update.
As per the official update, the new health facility is expected to serve the residents of Siriki and provide services for Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Prevention of Mother Child Transmissions (PMTCT), and Chronic Diseases.
During his brief remarks, Minister Anthony stated that the Ministry is currently working to provide approximately two hundred and sixteen (216) medical interventions at the primary health care facilities in Guyana.
With this, patients will have early detection and treatment for cases with Non-Communicable diseases.
“About a year ago, one of the things that we decided to do is to map what are the kind of services that we want to offer at our Primary Healthcare facilities. Before, it used to be predominantly MCH services, but we want to extend that and have a wider range of things at these centres. So, over the next year or two, we’ll be working to enhance the number of services that we can offer. We would like each of these health centres that we have can offer at least 216 medical interventions”, the Government Minister explained, as per the update by the Health Ministry of Guyana.
In closing, Dr Anthony advocated for persons to take up the opportunity to be trained as Community Healthcare Workers so that they can aid in providing much-needed support within their community.
Meanwhile, the Regional Vice-Chairman of Region Two, Humace Oodit, highlighted that the newly constructed facility was built to be protected against flood.
Reportedly, the attendees of this simple opening were, Regional Health Officer, Dr Ranjeev Singh; Prime Minister Representative in Region Two and Health Community Chair, Arnold Adams; Regional Vice-Chairman of Region Two, Humace Oodit; MMU Director, Vivienne Galasso; USAID Supply Chain Consultant, Emeka Ogbolu; Pharmacy Logistics Officer, Celena Robertson, along with other representatives from the Ministry of Health.