Guyanese Diaspora in Canada donates ultrasound machines
Three ultrasound machines were donated on Friday to the Public Health Ministry from the Guyanese Diaspora in Canada.
The donation was made through the Foreign Affairs Ministry on behalf of the Diaspora. This was made possible with contributions from North York General Hospital which donated the equipment to the Guyana Christian Charities
Consulate in Toronto, Canada.
During the handing over ceremony in the Ministry’s Brickdam compound, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence said one of the donated machines will be given to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, on the East Bank of Demerara; another to the CC Nicholson Hospital at Nabaclis, East Coast of Demerara; and the other machine to the Materials Management Unit of the Ministry.
“The collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Health is in consonance with ongoing efforts which include the facilitating of the annual medical outreach by the Canada Guyana Outreach Mission (CANGO) who are members of the Diaspora in Canada,” Minister Greenidge is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.
Meanwhile, Minister Lawrence emphasised that specialists who are assigned to these facilities would be most grateful because it means the turnaround time of them having information about their patients will be shorter with the improved capacity to administer treatment in a timely manner.
The Guyana Christian Charity Canada Inc is a volunteer non-profit organisation that defines itself as dedicated to providing aid and assistance to Guyanese organisations, individuals and others in need.