More surgeries to be performed at Mahaicony Hospital

-as doctors’ quarters under construction


More surgeries will soon be performed at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) as a new living quarter is being constructed at the facility to house more doctors and other medical personnel.

“Recently, we started doing surgeries at this hospital, so we’re looking to increase our fleet of medical staff which is doctors, nurses, attendants and so on, so we have begun construction of a medical living quarters,” Regional Executive Officer (REO) Region Five, Genevieve Blackman told the News Room earlier this week.

Construction underway at the new doctors living quarters located in the compound of the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital (Photo: News Room/May 24, 2022)

Blackman hailed the project as “a really large” project for the RDC.

The construction of the living quarters comes against the backdrop of the recent completion of the redesign of the hospital’s operating theatre, according to Mohamed Inshan, the hospital’s administrator told the News Room during a visit to the facility.

“The theatre has been completed and I saw lots of benefits in this; to begin with, we started doing some minor surgeries – what we may call lumps and bumps surgeries,” Inshan said.

Hospital Administrator at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, Mohamed Inshan (Photo: News Room/May 24, 2022)

The success of the surgeries at the hospital has led the hospital to look forward to conducting more of those surgeries and expanding into other areas as well, something the construction of the living quarters will accommodate.

“We thought it best to construct [the living quarters] because having a theatre here and inviting surgeons to come and we do not have proper housing and accommodation for them, well then we’re going to lose them,” Inshan argued.

The construction of the living quarters was undertaken by the Region Five Regional Democratic Council (RDC) at a cost of over $25 million. The two-storey building will feature two duplex rooms on the upper level, while the lower flat will be completed at a later date.

“I see great benefits in this which they are doing here because for any little minor surgery we have to send patients to Georgetown or New Amsterdam,” Inshan said, noting that the community will benefit tremendously.

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