[www.inewsguyana.com] – Approximately 75 residents of Orealla benefitted from a medical outreach programme, when the Berbice Health Services (BHS) conducted a one day medical outreach exercise to the community. Some 35 tooth extractions were done.
The team of three doctors and other administrative staff was headed by Director of Regional Health Services (RHS) Jevon Stephens who used the opportunity to engage with the staff and inspect the facility.
Though serving just over three hundred residents, there are several issues surrounding the Health Center, including administrative issues, dilapidated structures in parts of the buildings, the lack of adequate facilities for the doctor stationed at the Health Center, leaking pipelines, and broken septic tanks among others.
Stephens pointed out that he will take immediate actions to rectify the situation. He said he will soon be engaging the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six, Dr. Veerasammy Ramaya, along with the Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton, to discuss possible solutions to the problems.
Further, he said the visit was only one of many that are planned by his Department, to look into the affairs of the people with regard to the health sector. [Extracted and modified from GINA]