[www.inewsguyana.com] – In an effort to further enhance the delivery of health care services and to develop a stronger relationship between Guyana and China, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), and Yang Zhou-Subei People’s Hospital located in Jiangsu Province, signed a friendship agreement which will see the two hospitals benefiting from each other’s services.
The agreement was signed on Thursday, January 15 at the GPHC’s Resource Centre, by the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Michael Khan and Secretary of the Party Committee, Yang Zhou-Subei People’s Hospital, Sun Jie.
During brief remarks, Khan said that this agreement was established following a visit by a team of Guyanese medical officials to the Yang Zhou-Subei People’s Hospital. He said that the agreement is in the process of being developed and will be finalised soon.
However, he anticipates that the GPHC will benefit from additional equipment from the hospital and will eventually be able to facilitate more surgeries. Moreover, Khan revealed that the agreement will see Guyana expanding its surgical capacity as it relates to spinal surgery which is already being done at GPHC.
He said this agreement will also pave the way for a stronger relationship with the Yang Zhou-Subei People’s Hospital in future, since it is more equipped with up to date technology.
Meanwhile Jie underscored the importance of such relationship, noting that it will see a more enhanced health service delivery.
She expressed gratitude to the Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Health for the support they have given to the six-member delegate and the Chinese medical brigade.
“We want to invite your side to share with us your views on how the medical team’s work can improve. Eventually we will be looking at improving the friendship between Guyana and China so that we can better serve the people,” Jie noted.
Jie further stated that the friendship between the two hospitals is a good start to future cooperation, adding that, “with our sound foundation of cooperation, we can look at ways in which we can establish other fields of cooperation.”
[Extracted and modified from GINA]