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A NEW doctor has started working at the Campbellville Health Centre in Georgetown, the Regional Health Services of the Health Ministry has announced.

A press release said Dr Tania Milan Cruz, a Cuban national who has been living and working in Guyana for several years, began working at the health centre Thursday.

She worked at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation from 2000 until a few weeks ago and was recruited by the Regional Health Services to strengthen the delivery of health services at Georgetown health centres.

The release explained that previously, Dr Jones served at both the Kitty and Campbellville health centres and this move will allow Dr Jones to concentrate her efforts at the Kitty Health Centre.

The Health Ministry said it hopes that this new arrangement will address concerns of the residents of these two large wards of the city – Kitty and Campbellville – concerning the inadequate coverage given in recent times.

The ministry said it provides services at its city health centres from 08:00 h to 16:30 h on weekdays and expects that the addition of Dr Tania will allow the doctors to make themselves available for longer periods at the health centres.

According to the ministry, it has been receiving “numerous and sustained complaints” about doctors at the city health centres arriving for work late and leaving early -- in some cases as early as 13:00 h.

“Some citizens complain that in some instances doctors are not available after lunch”, it said.

The ministry said it is looking into these complaints and will “shortly be taking vigorous steps to curb this malpractice and address the concerns of the communities.”

“The ministry looks at the addition of another doctor to its Georgetown operations as an opportune time for medical practitioners attached to its city health centres to pull their socks up and deliver service at their locations for the required period every working day”, the release said.

The ministry said it expects that the additional doctor’s training and experience will allow her to contribute to the strengthening of the Maternal and Child Health clinics and the Chronic Diseases clinics (Hypertension, Diabetes, etc.) offered by the ministry.