[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Norman Whittaker presented the keys of a new, fully equipped ambulance to Dr. Serena Bender of the Diamond Hospital on Friday, March 20.
Minister Whittaker stated that the investment is important and allows for mobility and the transfer of the patients. He urged that the hospital’s management and the drivers care the ambulance.
If this is not done, he observed that rehabilitation costs would increase tremendously and further funds would have to be directed towards providing another ambulance.
The Minister pledged the assistance of his Ministry should they need it, adding that this would be done ‘within their means.”
The Minister urged the staff members to continue extending care to their patients, even as the residents in the surrounding communities are on the increase.
Dr. Bender thanked the Minister for the ambulance pointing out that it was well appreciated. She assured him that the service at the hospital should improve once the ambulance begins its work.
The ambulance was catered for in the 2014 National Budget. The hospital previously had two ambulances and one crashed. Since the hospital serves from Moblissa to Georgetown the ambulance is needed. [Extracted and modified from GINA]