Ministry appeals to media to assist in SMART hospital drive

From left are Regional Health Officer, Region Four, Quincy Jones; PAHO representative for the Guyana office, Dr. William Adu-Krow; Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence and UK High Commissioner Greg Quinn. (DPI photo)

Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Dr William Adu-Krow, PAHO/WHO Representative in Guyana on Monday appealed to the local media for help in popularising the SMART Hospital initiative currently being undertaken.

According to a Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) press release, Lawrence and Adu-Krow made the appeal during Monday’s unveiling of a billboard at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, on the East Bank Demerara corridor, advertising the health infrastructure project.

Under the agreement brokered with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), five public health institutions; Diamond Diagnostic Centre, Demerara/Mahaica, (Region Four); Leonora Cottage Hospital, Essequibo Islands/West Demerara, (Region Three); Lethem Regional Hospital, Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo, (Region Nine); Mabaruma District Hospital, Barima/Waini (Region One) and Paramakatoi Health Centre, Potaro/Siparuni (Region Eight)  will be redesigned and retrofitted to conform to the SMART blueprint…..

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