Residents living near the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) are complaining that the health facility’s paediatric ward is non-functional and has been that way for a very long time.
Some even contest that although the ward was constructed and equipped with a few items it still cannot accommodate the number of patients (young children) as it should.
INews was told that in cases where these young children have to be monitored overnight they have to be taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) instead.
According to one man the paediatric ward at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital is a “white elephant” since it cannot and is not being used for the purpose it was intended, regardless of the fact that the hospital has a paediatrician who works there.
As such the residents are hoping that the relevant authorities would take into consideration the fact that the GPHC is a great distance from the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital and work at rectifying the issue soon.