Jul 18, 2010 News Comments Off on Six locations, 3500 patients, orphanages targeted
It is the 18th Annual Medical Outreach for Guyana Watch, the President disclosed. The team, which will be in Guyana until August 1, will consist of over 30 persons, including 12 doctors, two pharmacists, two dentists and 16 support staff.
Additionally, 13 orphanages will be visited and over US$400,000 in medication will be provided.
“We also have plans to conduct medical and health counseling at all the outreach sites,” Yassin announced.
For this year, three children, Brittina Perreira, Somaj Harrichand and Tuva Hetmeyer, were sent by the organisation to the US for heart surgery and it is planned to send three more to that country and India for same.
On July 24, the team will be at the Patentia Government School, West Bank Demerara with the Anna Regina Multilateral School, Region Two, being targeted the following day.
On Monday, July 26, residents of Kuru Kururu and its environs can visit the Timehri Secondary School for medical assistance.
After taking a one day break, the medical personnel, Yassin said, head to Berbice on July 28 for the Rose Hall Secondary School and then to the Bath Settlement Government School, West Berbice, the following day.
On July 30, the programme wraps up at the Windsor Forest Primary School, West Coast Demerara. According to Yassin, Guyana Watch will be coming with a pediatric cardiologist, from the Westchester Medical Center, to perform eco-cardiogram on children under-16 years for possible heart surgery.
Raynor McAndrew is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, while Pooran Appadu an Associate Degree in Chemistry.
Guyana Watch Inc. is a charitable non-profit humanitarian organisation which was established in 1992 with its main mission to reach out to communities that need medical assistance, health care and in the areas of education.
From 1992 to 2007, the organisation has annually sponsored medical clinics in the three counties of Guyana, bringing medical assistance to over 45,000 people. The group brings about 15 medical doctors and a number of support personnel providing free medication to well over 3,000 patients in its outreach clinics each year.
The organisation has also been responsible for sending approximately 20 patients for heart surgery overseas and financially assist in much needed medical intervention in Guyana.
In 1998, Guyana Watch Inc. brought in an ophthalmology team and completed 58 cataract surgeries and has since sponsored many corrective and other eye surgeries in Guyana and overseas.
In Education, it was in the forefront, building a state-of-the-art 32 computer work station laboratory at the University of Guyana Berbice Campus along with computer laboratories in some schools.
The organisation continues on an annual basis to identify where health care is needed most and to reach out to those communities whilst assisting other groups, churches and other organisations in their programmes of assistance to needy people.
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