The Chinese Medical team took its services to the community of Kwakwani in Region Ten at the weekend.
The team included fourteen specialists in the areas of Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Bone Specialist, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Chinese traditional medicine and internal medicine among others.
Dr. Xu Dan explained that this is the team’s second visit to the community.
“These people are very far from Georgetown and they need help. Sometimes it is very difficult for them to come to receive these help so we came here to not only diagnose them but to also provide medications,” she told News Room.
The doctors are stationed at the Georgetown and Linden hospitals.
The visit was made possible by a Chinese company operating in Guyana, Rong-An Inc. as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
The outreach was welcomed by the residents who noted that there are no specialist doctors at the Kwakwani Hospital.
“Sometimes they don’t have doctors to help you with your problem,” Abiola Alphonso told the media. She has been residing in Kwakwani from the age of 8.
Leyland Dehaan welcomed the medications distributed, noting that there are times when the required medication for his pains is not available at the local hospital.
Head Doctor at the Kwakwani Hospital, Dr. Delisa Inniss said the hospital has two resident doctors and a medical team visits from the Linden Hospital complex twice per month.
She also noted that substitute medication is available if stocks are depleted.
Sarah Huan, Assistant to the Managing Director of Rong-an Inc. noted that the logging company assisted with other projects within the community.
She noted that the company conducts road repairs, and donates to the various educational and sports activities in the community.
“We appreciate the continued support from the Kwakwani Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) for our company’s operations.”
Over 100 residents participated in the medical outreach.