The government’s commitment to expand health facilities across the country to ensure all citizens have access to health care services continues to be seen.
On Thursday, Minister within the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker, officially commissioned a new health hut at Princeville, Region 8, during a ministerial outreach to the Region.
The facility which was built at a cost of $6.8M will see the residents benefiting from improved health care services in their community.
Minister within the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker and residents during the cutting of the ribbon to commission the health hut at Princeville, Region 8.
This initiative emanated from the residents’ request to have a new health facility and Government’s commitment to ensuring improved and accessible health care services in Guyana.
Minister Whittaker urged the residents to preserve the health facility, and charged the health worker to perform her duties in the interest of the community’s residents and to enhance the quality of services offered.
Community Health worker (CHW) Delaris Thomas, welcomed the initiative, since she would now be able to operate in a conducive environment.
Inside the Princeville Health hut, Region Eight
The health hut was constructed in 2012 by J and B brothers, and is equipped with a waiting area, malaria room, CHW room, drug storage room, and wash room and water storage facilities. It is also fenced.