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New rehab center opens in Region 5

The newly built Rehab Center at the Mahaicony Diagnostic Center (GINA photo)

MAHAICA/BERBICE  –A new rehabilitation center was commissioned at the Mahaicony Diagnostic Center. The clinic there will cater to the thousands of residents in Region 5 and its environs.

Chairman of Region 5 (Mahaica/ Berbice) Harrinarine Baldeo said the establishment of the center stands testimony of government’s commitment to the wellbeing and health of its citizens especially those of his region.

He said the health sector in Region 5 has seen significant improvements over the years and according to recent statistics, there are now two district hospitals, with optimal functionality, 17 health centers, and one health post at No. 28 Village.

In addition to the new rehab center, the Mahaicony Diagnostic Center, offers clinics in chronic diseases and eye care. There are 24 medical personnel, among them Cuban doctors, stationed there as part of the Guyana/Cuba collaboration.

At Fort Wellington, four local doctors, assisted by nurses -trained to handle matters from seizures to surgeries -staff the full service hospital. The more serious cases are referred to Mahaicony or Georgetown.

Before 1992, Mr. Baldeo said, this was hardly a possibility

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