UG Medical School to regain accreditation with new building in GPHC compound – Norton

In light of the University of Guyana’s Medical School losing its full accreditation in 2014, Minister of Public Health Dr George Norton related that the establishment of a new medical building for students to practice, will begin before year-end in the compound of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) with the expectation of regaining its full accreditation in 2017.
According to Dr Norton, the new facility will be a four-storey structure costing US million, of which million have already been accumulated through donations of Yesu Persaud, former chairman of DDL. He highlighted that the Ministry’s other means of funding would be through donations of other businesses.
“First of all, we have this donation by Mr Yesu Persaud, of million which has taken us a far way and we have other means of getting funds. We would ask other business agencies like DDL to chip in and we plan to approach the alumni and of course we will continue to look at other possibilities,” Norton relayed.
The Minister of Public Health also relayed that the construction of the structure will begin soon and though he was not specific, he voiced that it should be completed in order to have the Medical School accredited by 2017.
The Medical School in 2014 lost its full accreditation after a visit from the CAAM-HP revealed that a number of recommendations to improve the institution were not adhered to.