[www.inewsguyana.com] – Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon has announced that the Kitty Health Centre, which is operating from a rented property, will be relocated to the Kitty Post Office’s Pike and Alexander Streets location.
Many years ago, outpatient and ambulatory care could have been accessed at the top flat of the Kitty Market; however with the abandonment of that market facility by the Georgetown City Council, residents were forced to access these services at a number of locations.
The Ministry of Health has expressed the view that the rental of space to accommodate the health centre is an unsustainable situation and sought Cabinet’s approval for a new arrangement whereby both primary health care and postal services can be accessed at one location.
In addition to Cabinet’s approval, the proposed project has also received the support of the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC).
Dr Luncheon said that the Kitty Post Office will be dismantled and reconstructed to a single unified facility with the capacity to house both units. The $60M earmarked for this project will be met by the GPOC and rental provided by the Health Ministry will serve to offset the cost.
Construction work will begin before the end of the year and extend to 2015.