Leonora Cottage Hospital facing drug shortage

first_img− regional authorities failed to notify MoHThe Leonora Cottage Hospital, on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) is battling a drug shortage, however;The Leonora Cottage Hospitalregional officials have failed to notify the Public Health Ministry of the issue.The health institution has been without much needed medication for several months, sources at the facility told Guyana Times.This publication was told that doctors have to issue prescriptions to patients so that they can purchase medication which would normally be issued by the hospital’s pharmacy. It was indicated that the hospital is out of basic medications, such as Panadol and antibiotics.Earlier this year, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Chairman Julius Faerber voiced concerns over the drug shortage in the region. He related that similar issues are plaguing the West Demerara Regional Hospital and health centres across the region. However, when questioned about the issue as it relates to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Dennis Jaikarran denied having any knowledge of the issue.Meanwhile, Dr George Norton on Wednesday alleged that regional officials failed to notify him of the shortage that is plaguing the Hospital.“I just had a meeting with my Permanent Secretary with the regional authorities; that is the Chairman, the REO and the Regional Health Officer (RHO) of Region Three, and in that meeting I made it known in no uncertain terms that I am not impressed with what is taking place on the regional level. While they have been saying to me that there is no shortage… on the ground, that might not be the case,” he related.The Minister said he was not prepared to deny the claims that there was a drug shortage at the medical facility at Leonora, since similar situations exist across the country.“I might not have had reason to doubt the regional authorities or my officers, but I am beginning to do so because of the frequency which this is being said. There must be some truth in what they are saying in terms of the shortage of drugs because it seems not to be isolated cases,” Dr Norton related.Earlier this week, Norton indicated that the change in the procurement system is probably the likely cause for the drug shortages being experienced at certain public health facilities across Guyana.Meanwhile, addressing the issue of patients having to purchase medication, Dr Norton explained that it is not the duty of the patient to procure the necessary medication, but rather, the responsibility of the Hospital administrator.“What would be interesting, and this has been happening in some hospitals… rather than giving the patients the prescription, if the doctor should speak to whoever is in charge of that institution, then that institution should be responsible for getting that medication rather than the patient. There should be no reason why a patient should have a prescription. If you take that prescription, and take it to the Hospital Administrator, then the Hospital Administrator would have to get it. They would be forced to go and get it for the patient,” the Minister stated.He vowed that he would be investigating the matter and putting measures in place to combat the issue.last_img read more

‘Ole has taken me to next level’ – Martial commits long term future to Man United

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Martial’s new contract keeps him at United until 2024 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED ADVICE 1center_img REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF no dice REPLY Martial joined the club from Monaco in 2015, with his £58m transfer fee at the time making him the most expensive teenager in football.He has scored 46 goals in 162 games and he told the club’s official website: “I am loving my time at this club.“From the day I joined I have been made to feel part of the United family and I have been incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the warmth and love of our fans, who continue to amaze me with their support.“I would like to thank Ole and his coaching staff for their belief in me and for helping me to take my game to the next level.  This club is all about winning trophies and I am sure the next piece of silverware is not that far away.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Anthony Martial has signed a new contract with Manchester United, the club have confirmed.The 23-year-old said he is loving life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his new deal keeps him at Old Trafford until 2024. shining LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Martial has enjoyed a marked change in fortunes of late, having agitated for a move last summer as tension with former United manager Jose Mourinho reached a head and the boss was willing to let him leave and the Frenchman’s agent even confirmed the player wanted out of the club.However, Solskjaer appears to have had a hand in his change of heart and the caretaker boss said: “Anthony is one of those naturally gifted players that any coach would love to work with.“For a young man, he has a good footballing brain which, when coupled with his exceptional talent, makes for a player with an exciting future ahead of him. This is the perfect club for Anthony to progress his development as a top-class forward and we are all delighted he has signed a long-term deal.”Martial scored in the recent FA Cup win against Arsenal, but a problem in training caused him to miss the draw against Burnley.However, the manager is hopeful he is fit again for the Premier League game against Leicester, which is live on talkSPORT at 14:05 on Sunday 3 February.last_img read more

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