[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Government of Guyana and the People’s Republic of China yesterday, Saturday, September 27 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the ‘China/Guyana House of Medical Science’ which would allow for training of local doctors by members of the Chinese medical team.
China’s Health Minister, Li Bin who signed the MoU, said the two countries have a long standing relationship for approximately 100 years, and added that the Chinese Government is working on collaborating with Guyana to aid in other areas of development such as infrastructure.
Minister Bin said since 1993, a medical team of 147 practitioners came to Guyana from China and since then practitioners have been rotating their visits. It was further stated that since 2001, China established a medical team at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and over 5000 patients have been looked after. Ophthalmologists have looked after hundreds of patients through advanced systems for eye surgeries.
“I believe that under the efforts of the two Governments the partnership will bring about new achievements,” Minister Bin said.
Under the MOU of the China/Guyana House of Science, the Government of Guyana hopes to consolidate what they have advanced while working with China and also to expand surgeries provided and training of doctors.
The MOU is valid for a period of five years and can be renewed for similar period if both countries so desire. [Extracted and modified from GINA]