GPHC to set up trauma center with assistance from Chinese Gov’t

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One of the pieces of medical equipment donated by the Chinese Government to the Trauma Center at the GPHC.
One of the pieces of medical equipment donated by the Chinese Government to the Trauma Center at the GPHC.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has received a total of $80M worth of equipment from the People’s Republic of China, for the setting up of a trauma centre at the facility.

Anesthesia machines are among the items which were handed over. The signing of the documents for the collaborative venture at the GPHC’s Resource centre was effected by the Chinese Ambassador Mr. Zhang Limin, and Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr. Karen Cummings, along with Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge.

Delivering brief remarks at the handing over ceremony, Minister Cummings expressed appreciation to the Chinese Government for its support, which she said is very timely.

She added that the Government’s aim is to move the country forward, and one of the main sectors which will be completely reformed is health. The Minister spoke of the long and fruitful bilateral relationship between the two countries, and pointed out that China has partnered with Guyana in many areas for development.

Ambassador Limin also echoed Minister Cummings’ sentiments, stating that the two countries have shared a long and prosperous relationship, and pledged that they will continue to do so.

Chinese Ambassador Mr Zhang Limin and Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr. Karen Cummings exchanging documents
Chinese Ambassador Mr Zhang Limin and Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr. Karen Cummings exchanging documents

In physical medicine, major trauma is an injury or damage to a biological organism caused by physical harm from an external source. Major trauma is also an injury that can potentially lead to serious long-term outcomes like chronic pain.

In psychology, psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event while in sociology, sociological trauma is a type of damage to the social life of an individual as a result of stigma.

In 1972, Guyana was the first English-speaking Caribbean country to recognise the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and after more than 42 years of friendship and cooperation, the bilateral relationship shared between these two countries continues to flourish. [Extracted and modified from GINA]

 

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