Health posts in Cuyuni-Mazaruni to undergo upgrades

first_imgHealth posts at Phillipai, Isseneru, Waramadong, Kako, Jawalla, and Imbaimadai, in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven), have been earmarked for upgrades as part of the ongoing move to upgrade health facilities countrywide.The Waramadong Health Post will also soon be recognised as a health centre or ‘Community Hospital’.The Waramadong Health PostImbaimadai and Waramadong were initially slated to undergo expansion works in 2017. These two facilities have again been included in the 2018 budget. They are being given more attention since they cater to a wider mining community.The impending health centres, or ‘community hospitals’ as they are being called by regional officials, will be able to render care on an in-patient basis, monitoring persons with reported serious illnesses.Other critical and much-needed services would be made available for those seeking care at the health centres. For example, the completion of rehabilitation and extension of the Waramadong health facility is much anticipated, as dentistry will be added to the suite of services being provided.Residents of the communities will have a wider range of health issues being attended to, and this would, in turn, contribute to better patient care and fewer referrals to the district and regional hospitals in Region Seven.Region Seven has more than 20 health posts, with two health centres, one district and one regional hospital.last_img

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