Healthcare services in Region Eight to be bolstered

first_imgHealthcare professionals at Paramakatoi in Region Eight are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new Radiology equipment from the Public Health Ministry (MPH), to boost the health services they offer locally.As published in Wednesday’s edition of this newspaper, the MPH has advertised for suitable companies to submit bids for the procurement of radiology equipment.Radiology equipment plays a vital role in hospitals, since it allows for radiologists to use an imaging technique called X-Ray to view the internal form of an object.Besides Paramakatoi, the Diamond Diagnostic Centre in Region Four is also expecting to receive this significant equipment. In the past, persons have been transferred from these locations to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) in order to be administered X-Ray tests. However, the machine at the GPHC has failed just recently, and persons have had to turn to private institutions for the necessary tests to be done. When the hospital was contacted to provide an update on the issue, personnel there were unable to so do.Nevertheless, Public Health Ministry’s Public Relations Officer Terrence Esseboom has noted that the project is indeed a timely one. Noting that the equipment is yet to be sourced, Esseboom said that bidding for the project will be done at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board on June 12.last_img read more

Decomposed body of Corentyne man found

first_imgThe badly decomposed body of a man was found at his Bush Lot, Corentyne, Berbice home on Wednesday morning.Dead is Denish Ashram, also called “Chubby”. He lived alone in the two-storied house. He was found in the kitchen of the lower flat. Guyana Times was told thatResidents gathered outside the house where the body was foundAshram was the caretaker of the property and had been missing for five days. The discovery was made by a family member after worshippers at a nearby Mandir reported a strong stench coming from the building. The dead man’s brother, Raymond Ashram said he saw Denish about a week ago.According to Raymond, after not seeing Denish for a few days, he thought that he was at another brother who is currently visiting from overseas.“Usually when that brother come, he would go and spend some time so since we didn’t see him, I thought he was at Port Mourant,” he explained.Police are investigating.last_img read more