GDF medic delivers healthy baby boy at Kaikan


Guyana Defence Force Medic, Lance Corporal (LCPL) Thirston Tappin, rendered medical attention to Nairobi Marquez, 34, which resulted in the safe delivery of a baby boy, on August 19, 2020, at her home at Kaikan.

LCPL Tappin is currently serving at the GDF Location at Kaikan on Guyana’s border with Venezuela.

LCPL Tappin had been attending to a Guyanese resident in the area when he was asked to provide assistance to Ms. Marquez.

Upon receipt of the permission of his superior, Lieutenant Quason Mac Andrew, he proceeded to the woman’s abode and rendered the assistance needed.

The mother and newborn were later transported to the Kaikan Health Center for further care and treatment.

Elated and thankful, Ms. Marquez has since extended sincere appreciation to LCPL Tappin and the Guyana Defence Force. Ms Marquez, a Venezuelan national, is residing with a Guyanese relative in Guyana. (GDF release)

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