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Friday, March 31, 2006
Canada-based group coming for another medical outreach

MEMBERS of the Canada-based organisation ‘Friends Committed to Caring’ (FCC) are due in Guyana tomorrow to conduct two weeks of free medical and dental health clinics in Regions Five (Mahaica/Berbice) and Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).

FCC Executive Director, Dr Arnold Doobay, who is already here, said the clinics will be held at De Hoop, Mahaica and Mora Point and Number 10, Mahaicony, all on East Coast Demerara and Blairmont and Rosignol, West Bank Berbice, from Monday through Friday.

Subsequently, the visiting team will do similarly along Berbice River, at Wiruni on April 10 and 11; Calcuni on April 12 and Aroaima on April 13, before returning to Mahaicony on April 14 and departing for Canada on April 15.

Doobay said the outreach is being undertaken in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

According to him, FCC has been involved in medical outreaches here for the past 15 years, at the invitation of the late President Cheddi Jagan.

Doobay explained that the floods caused them to visit and deliver medical and dental services twice last year but they will be paying greater attention to health education this year.

He said, during their current stay, an information technology (IT) technician among them will be deployed to train Mahaicony Hospital staff in the use of computers and another would be posted to New Amsterdam Hospital in Berbice to impart training on how to utilise an ultra sound machine.

Doobay said two doctors and a nurse, who are veterans at handling emergencies, will work side by side with personnel at New Amsterdam Hospital, sharing ideas with their local counterparts for at least two days of their 14 days visit.