A five-member team of medical specialists from the Health and Family Planning Commission, Jiangsu Province in China, is currently on a week-long visit.
A press release from the Ministry of Public Health on Thursday said that the team led by Dr Shu Yusheng, arrived on December 14 and would be conducting surgeries for glaucoma, ophthalmological issues, vascular surgeries, and also training seminars for local doctors and practitioners on the Chinese Medical Brigade stationed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
A bio-medical engineer on the team will undertake repairs and maintenance to several pieces of the GPHC’s medical equipment including the Orthopaedic C-Arm – donated by the Chinese government in October of this year. It was also revealed that laser equipment to conduct eye surgeries is due to arrive in April of next year. The delegation said that their government is disposed to formulating an agreement with the local administration in 2016, for the training of Guyanese doctors in various specialist/post-graduate areas, plus short term instruction for local medical personnel. The medical team which departs Guyana tomorrow has extended a formal invitation to Minister of Health, Dr George Norton to visit the province of Jiangsu in 2016.