Cuba medical back-up for CWC matches
March 30, 2007
MEDICAL equipment from Cuba, for the diagnostic and treatment centre at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, has been temporarily deployed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and the Guyana National Stadium at Providence for use in any emergencies during Cricket World Cup matches here.
The Government Information Agency (GINA) yesterday said Cuban biomedical engineer Raphael Diaz Valdez, who recently arrived here with a 27-member team of Cuban doctors to man the Diamond centre, helped install the equipment at the GPHC and the stadium.
Valdez, the agency said, was sent specially to do maintenance and repairs on equipment at the four diagnostic centres at Diamond, Leonora, Suddie and Mahaicony and the ophthalmology centre at Port Mourant, Berbice.
It said Minister within the Ministry of Health Dr. Bheri Ramsarran called this support another gift from the Cuban Government since biomedical engineers are lacking in Guyana.
With support from Cuban Ambassador, Francisco Marchante, Ramsarran secured arrangements for the team of Cuban doctors who arrived here to man the diagnostic and treatment centre at Diamond to be temporarily dispatched to the GPHC.
GINA said the team, which includes orthopaedic and general surgeons, intensive care doctors, nurses and general practitioners, will be serving at the hospital throughout the period of CWC in Guyana.