Georgetown Hospital commissions $34.5M water treatment plant

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A section of the newly commissioned water treatment plant. [GINA Photo]
A section of the newly commissioned water treatment plant. [GINA Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) yesterday commissioned a $34.5M water treatment plant in order to provide safer water for both patients and staff at the facility.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GPHC, Michael Khan said the plant has been in operation for a few days for the purpose of verification. He explained that the plant which is currently providing 300,000 bottles of water daily for the facility will, in approximately two to three years, pay for itself.

It was noted that a technician has been appointed to ensure the proper maintenance of equipment.

The renal (dialysis) unit at the hospital is among several others on which there will be a direct impact by plant, as it is one that depends on water to carry out its functions.

Staff of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation looking on as the technician explains parts of the machinery and its functions. [GINA Photo]
Staff of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation looking on as the technician explains parts of the machinery and its functions. [GINA Photo]
In addition, an educational booth was set up in the facility’s East Street Parking lot to educate and screen individuals for diabetes as the country joined the world in observing World Diabetes Day (WDD). Blood pressure and blood sugar testing and Body Mass index (BMI) checks were offered along with a variety of educational brochures. [Extracted and modified from GINA]

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