Patients forced to share bed in GPHC
Patients and their relatives yesterday criticised the pathetic condition of the Male Surgical Ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where there seems to be not enough beds. Men are ordained to share one single bed.
“My father has to sleep with a next man on the same bed in the hospital. I can’t believe this is what Guyana turning to. We are in poverty here. What happen to the tax money?” asked the daughter of a patient at GPHC.
The GPHC is in need of beds to facilitate sick males.
One patient said that he was hospitalised since February 9, and a few days after he was admitted another patient was admitted and he was forced to share his bed with the newly admitted patient.
“Since I deh in here I sharing bed with people and it very uncomfortable. Look around and see every bed get two people on it.”
The patients said that the situation is unbearable and they would really like the health authorities to look into the matter. On several occasions yesterday this newspaper attempted to contact the CEO of GHPC, Michael Khan but was told by his receptionist that he was in a meeting.