Health workers graduate from IT course
A number of health workers graduated yesterday from a six weeks training program dealing with Information Technology, which was hosted by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with CDC.
At the graduation ceremony which was held at the Ramphal House in New Garden Street, Director and Chief-of-Party for CDC, Global AIDS Programme in Guyana, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, emphasised that it takes strong commitment and partnership to raise the literacy level in Guyana.
He said that the training has now made the health workers more competent as he urged them to continue the process, since they are now valuable to the community and to the health sector in the country.
“Now I must remind you that as we are celebrating your accomplishment, learning is a lifelong endeavor.
I just want to encourage you and challenge you to continue to challenge yourself as you grow in this technology and in all the tools of learning as you develop yourself,” Dr. Hasbrouck said.
Meanwhile, Junior Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran, noted that a lot of health workers in Guyana are not computer literate, thus the programme was introduced.
He explained that Guyana is a poor country with resource poor environment, as he encouraged the health workers to make do with what they have.
According to Dr Ramsaran, it is a remedial programme which will enable them to access more information on HIV/AIDS.
Since the introduction of the programme, over 133 persons have been trained so far.