The medical capacity at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) was recently augmentedChief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaudwhen nine of its doctors graduated from specialist programmes offered through the hospital’s collaboration with the University of Guyana (UG) and external support.Five of the doctors graduated with Masters in Emergency Medicine,NFL Jerseys Wholesale
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, the fact that the recently graduated doctors have all been placed at the GPHC this year seems to suggest, that the intended goal of their training is not being realised.“It is like we are training these specialists in vain,” said the official who observed that the state of affairs is linked to a lack of facilities at Regional Hospitals to accommodate the function of these specialists.The official is convinced that “Government, both now and in the past, has not done anything to improve the Regional Hospitals, so the quality of service that we are expecting to offer outside of the GPHC is not being accomplished.”“We have trained all these people including some in General Surgery…what is the Government doing to improve things in terms of emergency medicine and other areas? that should also be offered outside of the GPHC?” questioned the medical official.But Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo Persaud, is contending that measures have been put in place to improve the medical services regionally.He disclosed Thursday, that while the doctors soon after being trained are required to practice their newly-acquired knowledge at the GPHC where there is usually a greater workload,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale
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, Dr. Persaud said, “They are still in a phase of training.”Without offering specific details, he noted that the public health sector has been making deliberate strides to improve the delivery of health care regionally as part of its efforts to boost primary health care.“I don’t think it is fair to say that not much has been done to improve the Regional Health Services,” he said, adding that “We are engaging them (doctors) constantly to help build capacity in the regions…and the work is continuing.”According to Dr. Persaud, Government, through the Ministry of Public Health, has in fact, given its commitment to further improve primary health care.? But Dr. Persaud noted that a big challenge that still remains with regard to the delivery of primary health care is that of staff and staff capacity.“Those are on the cards for 2016…in our budget (for next year) extra funds have been allocated for these to help to strengthen our system.”As he alluded to a number of areas that are gaining priority attention, Dr. Persaud spoke of strategic tactics to tackle maternal mortality on a national scale. In this regard,Cheap Jerseys Store
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, by early next month the Ministry of Public Health will be prepared to give a report of the maternal health situation in Guyana. A number of maternal death cases are currently gaining the attention of the Ministry including, at least, one that was abortion-related, according to Dr. Persaud.