Guyana: After two years of cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated annual Georgetown School of Nursing Students Society sporting event finally kicked off this morning at the Guyana Defense Force Ground, Camp Ayanganna, Georgetown.
The event saw the participation of students from Georgetown School of Nursing, New Amsterdam School of Nursing, Charles Rosa School of Nursing and St Joseph Mercy School of Nursing.
Before declaring the event open, the Deputy Director of Health Sciences Education, Chandroutie Persaud, congratulated the organizers for the success of this event. She encouraged the students to have a fun-filled day while encouraging them to have fun safely.
This momentous event will see over two hundred (200) participants compete in approximately 17 exciting games throughout the day as they compete for the boy and girl champion trophy as well as a win school of the year.
Also present at this morning’s event were Stacey Boatswain, president of the Georgetown School of Nursing Student Society; Kim Bristol, responsible for health education and tutors attached to the various schools in the country.
Department of Health Permanent Secretary Malcolm Watkins was absent from his office on Thursday to personally inspect the progress of ongoing construction work at the Aishalton operating theater in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) .
He was accompanied by officers from the Regional Directorate of Health Services, engineers attached to the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Officer (RHO) of Region Nine, Dr. Cedel Mc Watt.
During his interactions with the team, the Permanent Secretary (PS) stressed the importance of completing the project on time to provide timely and quality health care services to area residents and from neighboring villages.
In line with the Government of Guyana’s mandate to ensure that all communities receive equitable and quality health care, the PS reminded regional staff and the contractor that they must work together to ensure the project is built. according to a quality of excellence.
While in the field, he also met with staff at Aishalton Regional Hospital where he listened to their suggestions and concerns regarding health care in the community.
The PS assured staff that he had provided additional support to Regional Health Services to ensure that the region’s goals are met.
Concluding his day-long visit, Watkins thanked the staff for their warm welcome, hard work and support over the years. He further praised healthy women for their strong commitment and resilience.
He also pleaded his full support in all businesses while assuring them that he and his team are working beyond the call of duty every day to ensure that the Ministry of Health provides good health for all.