Recently, the Government of Guyana, i.e. the Ministry of Public Health, announced that in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) it was in the process of devising a strategic plan to deal with the condition of the elderly. Over the years, this column has been paying attention to this issue because it appears to me that even if we take into consideration our generally poor socio/economic condition, this section of our population has been treated very shabbily. But for two reasons this announcement would, therefore, have been greeted with glee.
Firstly, in the first months in government most new political regimes busy themselves picking low hanging fruits, but two years into its term, the plethora of plans/enquiries, etc. that this government is still unveiling suggests that it might have become addicted to this process. However, more importantly, …to continue reading this article, please subscribe. Already a subscriber ? Sign In