The management of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) yesterday said that the institution has a fully supply of medication utilized by patients of the Obstetrics and Gynecological Unit.
In a press release responding to an article in yesterday’s Kaieteur News headlined ‘Private hospitals low on medication for pregnant women with hypertension,’ the hospital said its main pharmacy has in stock over 100 vials of hydralazine, over 10,000 amlodipine, 4000 aldomet, 14 magnesium sulphate, 40 oxytocin, 8 diazepam and 17 rhogram. This list excludes the stock that is at the ward and at the hospital’s storage facility, the release said.
It said that management is particularly concerned about the “validity” of the article with specific reference to the alleged statement given by ‘sources in the hospital’s pharmacy.’ The release said that only the pharmacist and pharmacy managers (and in some instances the supervisor) would be privy to the exact count of the drugs in stock at the hospital and the bond. No other staff has such information and therefore the authority to divulge, the release said. If indeed the reporter spoke to hospital officials then they were misled, it added.