Improved services planned for Agatash and Four Miles health posts

Dr. Kay Shako (second from left) and Dr. Horace Cox (second from right) interact with staff of the Agatash Health Post. (DPI photo)

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Regional Health Services, in its effort to focus on preventative health care practices, will soon be providing the residents of Agatash, Four Miles and surrounding districts with improved health services.

According to a Department of Public Information (DPI) press release, a supervisory team of directors from the MoPH recently visited the Agatash and Four Miles Health Posts in Bartica to determine the areas in healthcare delivery which could be improved. The team focussed on areas of primary health care that related to maternal and child health and promoted a preventative health care approach instead of a curative one. They also sought details regarding catchment areas, clinical records, immunisation coverage, laboratory sample collecting, human resources and possible new services, the DPI release added.

The visiting team consisted of Director of Regional and Clinical Services, Dr Kay Shako, Director of Primary Healthcare, Dr Ertenisa Hamilton, Director of Vector Control Services, Dr Horace Cox and National Coordinator of Medical Laboratory Services, Joyce Whyte…..

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