$11.3M rehab centre commissioned at Suddie

The $11.3 million Rehabi-litation Department at Suddie Public Hospital, Essequibo Coast was formally declared open yesterday, with Health Minis-ter Dr Bheri Ramsaran stressing the importance of family members in the lives of patients requiring therapy.

Ramsaran told the gathering how important the facility is and that it will foster better care for patients who are in need of therapy whether it be speech or physiotherapy. “As the health minister, I would like to see other forums at other venues like this on the Essequibo Coast,” he said. “We recognise how important rehabilitation is and not only the caregivers, nurses and doctors have a job to do but each family member must be involved to help those who cannot help themselves.”

In his remarks, Regional Chairman Region Two Parmanand Persaud said, “Today I am happy and I feel honoured to be here to play a part in the opening of this centre. I believe it is very important to give persons especially those who are differently able a chance in life. With this centre, we will make the lives of people better.”

Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran (standing) looks on as a nurse fits a child with a hearing aid.
Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran (standing) looks on as a nurse fits a child with a hearing aid.
The $11.3 million Rehabilitation Centre at Suddie Hospital.
The $11.3 million Rehabilitation Centre at Suddie Hospital.

According to the Chair-man, the building cost $11.3 million. “Persons on the Essequibo Coast and in the riverain area will now be able to benefit from this centre and extra care and attention will be given to each patient,” he added.

The staff of the newly commissioned rehabilitation department presented white canes to three visually impaired persons and a hearing aid was also donated to a Grade 5 student of a primary school in the area.

Rehabilitation Week is being observed this week in Guyana with various activities.

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