For World Health Day…
GPHC opens showcases on health care opportunities

Guyana Chronicle
April 11, 2003

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MINISTRY of Health commissioned the first permanent career guidance showcases, at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Monday, to mark World Health Day.

The display was in three categories, rehabilitation and support, preventative and medical and curative services.

At the simple ceremony, attended also by hospital staff other officials, Minister of Health, Dr Lesile Ramsammy officiated in the lobby of GPHC.

Health Promotion Coordinator Marcelline Ramcharan said, in an opening statement, that staffers put together the exhibits for the observance under the theme ‘To shape the future, healthy environment for our children’.

She said the phrasing was in recognition of young people to create an awareness amongst them, so that they would pursue careers in the sector.

In addition to the ongoing public viewing, brochures are currently in circulation at schools, the National Library and Ministry of Health, where youths can access more information, Ms Ramcharan said.

GPHC Chief Executive Officer Michael Khan said the event was made possible through collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Health.

He explained that, even students with the minimum grade four passes were allowed to participate in the recently concluded Patient Care Programme and, as GPHC is a large facility, more access to clinical training is available to those interested in securing health sector jobs.

Minister Ramsammy pointed out that, this year, children and their environment were the chosen priority, in an effort to create opportunities for young people to get involved in health care delivery.

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