[www.inewsguyana.com] – Though in their own pain and distress, having to be away from home and their families, the smiles were evident on the faces of children at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) Paediatric Ward as President Donald Ramotar and his daughter Lisa Ramotar visited that ward.
During their rounds to the children, some of whom were in the care of their parents, the Head of State and his daughter offered words of comfort and hope to both the children and their parents.
The children were also presented gifts to lift their spirits in keeping with the festive season.
Meanwhile, President Ramotar noted his pleasure at being able to visit the children and to contribute in some way to bring smiles to their faces.
“I’m very happy to do so to come to the hospital to spend some time with those who are sick, and those who are away from home so that we can share with them the wonderful feelings of the season, of sharing of giving and letting them know that they are in our thoughts”.
The President also lauded the work of the nurses, doctors and other staff of the GPHC for their relentless efforts throughout the year and more so at this time.
Having being married to a nurse for more than two decades, the President said he is quite aware of the sacrifices made. He added too that his visit is simply continuing a tradition that has been ongoing for years by presidents before him.
“This has been a tradition for a long time where presidents will come to try to make some effort to assuage their suffering and pain and help our nurses to alleviate it in a little way.”
Meanwhile, the President also visited the patients of the Intensive Care Unit as he sought to bring some amount of hope to relatives of those patients. [Extracted and modified from GINA]