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Hinterland communities to benefit from Oxygen Generators valued at US$495K

Minister of Health, Honourable Dr Frank Anthony accepted the donation this morning from US Ambassador to Guyana, Her Excellency Sarah-Ann Lynch at the Ministry’s Material Management Unit in Kingston (Photo: MOH)

The Health Ministry on Tuesday received three Oxygen Concentration Systems from the US Humanitarian Assistance Programme which will be used in the Regional Hospitals in the hinterland.

Through the US Humanitarian Assistance Programme, there generators valued at US$495,000 will be delivered to the Mabaruma, Lethem and Mahdia Regional hospitals.

Through this initiative, personnel from the hospital will also be trained in the operation and maintenance of this equipment.

US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah Ann-Lynch said the generators will enhance the hospitals' ability to respond to health emergencies.

“It is vital to plan and this time, have in place an efficient, sustainable, and low-cost solution that will protect and help fellow Guyanese in case of emergencies,"

Prior to obtaining this equipment, these hospitals sometimes had to wait on oxygen to be delivered from Georgetown in cases of emergencies.

Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony says this donation will greatly enhance the delivery of Healthcare services in hinterland communities.

"These are going to go to Lethem, Mabaruma and Mahdia. These are hard to reach areas. We will continue to invest in all of our hinterland facilities to ensure we can lift the standard.


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