The Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) is now better equipped to provide healthcare services in the pediatric and maternity departments, with the donation of over $14 M worth of medical equipment and supplies from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The donation was handed over to the management of LHC on Tuesday, by Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Guyana, Guo Haiyan.
The donation was made in accordance with the protocol of the dispatching of the Chinese Medical Team to Guyana.
The new batch of medical supplies and equipment includes apparatus to support the infant’s and maternity’s surgical and clinical requirements. These include infant incubator, glucose injection, abdominal retractor, operating scissors, scalped blades, uterine cure, stainless steel bowls, pedicle clamps, electric long head knives, disposable vaginal dilator, induced abortion suction tape, simplified respirometers, among others.
Present at the simple handing over ceremony were Ambassador of People Republic of China, Guo Haiyan; Dr. Xu Hongyan and Dr. Duan Yunfie, Leader and Head of the 17th China Medical Brigade respectively; Ms. Nirmal Dukhna, Coordinator of Foreign Medical Brigade of the Ministry of Health; Mr. Rudolph Small, Chief Executive Officer of LHC; Dr. Joseph London, Medical Superintendent of LHC and Ms Michelle Bollers and her Administrative team of LHC.
In her remarks, Ambassador Haiyan said she hopes the medical supplies donated will support the hospital in its continuous fight to navigate the pandemic and protect the health of the residents. The Ambassador also posited that, “China is willing to continuously support Guyana in fighting the pandemic within its capacity and promote the building of the China- Guyana community of common health.”
Dr. Xu Hongyan, Leader of the China Medical Brigade to Guyana in her speech said, “It is a great honour for me to donate a new batch of medical supplies to the LHC, on behalf of the Chinese side. We are responsible for one third of the hospital’s work load, despite the fact that we Chinese doctors have a language barrier, we have solved many problems with our seriousness and technical skills.”
CEO Small expressed gratitude for the timely donation and said it will contribute significantly to enhancing healthcare services in Region 10. “We are ecstatic, appreciative and grateful; it is a tangible donation that will be put into use immediately to enhance the healthcare services we are providing to the people of Linden.”
After the ceremony and signing the team took a tour of LHC.