first_imgConcerned residents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) have voiced their dissatisfaction over the lengthy period it has taken for the regional administration to fill the vacancies of ambulance drivers at Oscar Joseph Hospital, Charity.This issue was raised when bothered residents reached out to this publication expressing worry over the situation.The ambulance from Suddie Public Hospital making its way toCharity to transport injured persons during a recent accident onthe Essequibo Coast, Region TwoThere is only one ambulance driver attached to the hospital. Previously, there were four drivers. The most recent driver who left had to do so since he was deemed medically unfit to hold the post. Another’s contract was not renewed. That left one driver covering three shifts.On October 10, a speeding minibus with school children and teachers hit a utility pole and turned turtle on the Dunkeld Public Road, Essequibo Coast. The injured persons were rushed to the Oscar Joseph Hospital. However, this newspaper was told that some parents had to take private transportation to rush their children to the Suddie Hospital to seek further treatment since there was no driver at the Charity Hospital. This newspaper was told that the lone ambulance at Suddie Public Hospital had to make two trips to assist those injured.Speaking with Guyana Times, one Regional Democratic Councillor called out the administration for allowing the region’s health sector to fall apart.He noted that these are some of the issues which the RDC can assist in fixing but statutory meetings are now being consumed by petty politics. The Councillor added that since January, the regional governance is not working and the system will eventually fail and residents of the region will be the ones to suffer. He added, that, to a greater extent, is already happening.last_img

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