Guyana: At the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Trinidadian Robotics dealer A.A. Laquis conducted a very thorough demonstration of one of the company’s most recent innovations, ‘Freehand’, on July 15, 2022.
This activity was made possible through the British High Commission’s Department for International Trade.
This new technology has the capability of mastering surgeon vision due to a stable and tremor-free camera image, increasing safety for team and patient by reducing the risk of cross-infection, increasing surgeon control, reducing the surgical time by up to 20% and optimising ergonomics.
The Freehand robot is applicable to general, urological, gynecologic as well as thoracic surgeries.
If this innovation is pursued by the Ministry of Health, Guyana will be the first country in the Caribbean to incorporate this technology into the public health system.
At the end of the demonstration, doctors present were allowed to practice and get a clearer understanding of how the robot works.
The Guyana Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism Secretariat held its quarterly meeting to oversee the implementation of three (3) grants that target Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS, Malaria and COVID-19.
The meeting held at the Windjammers International Cuisine, highlighted the progress and performance of all activities implemented under the global fund grant 2022.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) today received a donation of a quantity of Midwifery Kits, Infants Care and Obstetrics Packages from the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) to better enhance maternal and child health services across the board.
The donation was financed by the Canada Global Affairs Project and aimed to improve the health of adolescent women across the ten administrative regions of Guyana.
Dr Luis Cordina, Representative of the PAHO/WHO Guyana Country Office, during his brief remarks, said that his Organisation would be working along with the MOH in the regions to assist adolescents and pregnant mothers through empowerment and ensuring that they receive the support and services needed.
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