Eye Care Guyana makes $7.5M equipment donation to GPHC
Eye Care Guyana on Friday donated $7.5M worth of Operating Theatre equipment to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
According to the hospital, the equipment will benefit the institution’s Ophthalmology Department.
The equipment that were donated included one operating microscope on a floor stand; a Perkins hand-held tonometer; recharging unit; rechargeable battery handle; all-pupil II indirect ophthalmoscope and accessories; one AUROLAB Wet Field Coagulator with silicone cable, probe and forceps; dressing trolley with castors; traceculectomy sets; a scan 2000; two operating stool ecco pedes; three iris hooks and three cataracts sets.
According to Eye Care Guyana’s National Programme Manager, Charles Vandyke, his company aims to ensure that the hospital conducts an adequate amount of cataract surgeries. “We will at all time work to ensure that they (GPHC) have workable equipment and consumables. We will also work with the GPHC to provide training for maintenance technicians,” Vandyke added.
The donation was accepted by the Head of GPHC’s Ophthalmology Department, Dr. George Norton and Dr. Arlene Bobb-Semple. Norton noted that the donated equipment will reduce surgery time and increase the amount of surgeries offered.
Eye Care Guyana is a local branch of the Caribbean Council for the Blind (CCB).
“GPHC wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to Eye Care Guyana for the sterling contributions it has made towards the enhancement of the institution’s Ophthalmology services.”