Residents of Linden are expected to benefit from improved healthcare services at the Linden Hospital Complex, as the institution benefited from two donations of medical supplies to the tune of US $38,000 M. The items were presented to the hospital during simple ceremonies during last week. The U.S Embassy donated medical supplies including hospital beds, patient care kits, diagnostic equipment, wheelchairs, tables and other equipment worth US $33,000 M . The donation was made through the Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Assistance Program which was coordinated by the U.S. Embassy Cross-Functional Team.
The Ambassador H.E Sarah-Ann Lynch committed to the continued support and partnership between the U.S. Government through the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Health. Ambassador Lynch said the Embassy through HAP, is dedicated to the development of health services in the country and will continue rendering assistance where needed. Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony, in expressing gratitude, noted that the U.S. Embassy and the Government of Guyana has a running partnership and welcomes the continued collaboration and that the Government appreciates the steadfast and continuous donations towards the enhancement of health services in Guyana. He related to regional officials that LHC is expected to undergo substantial infrastructural improvements during the near future.
“Last month, we negotiate with the Inter-Development Bank (IDB), and we were able to get a loan. The first phase of the loan amounted to US$97 million, and one of the hospitals that will benefit from the resources in the loan is the Linden Hospital Complex”, he said. He noted that all developments will be geared to improving the health sector and taking it to the level of world class offering.
Regional Chairman Mr. Derron Adams expressed gratitude to the U.S. Embassy for the incredible support that the LHC will receive, via the donations. Noting that it will benefit people from all across our region in some way. The Ambassador and other officials were given a tour of the institution.
Meanwhile the hospital also received a donation to the tune of US$5000 from Dr. Keith Cummings in collaboration with Linden Fund USA, Linden Fund Canada and the Georgetown Stabroek Lions Club.
Dr. Cummings in his address assured that with the collaborative efforts of the organizations involved they will continue to make donations toward the needs of the hospital. He noted that the items donated only represented a small part of donations as some hospital beds and other items are already on the way.