STAFFERS of the Mibicuri Hospital, which serves 4,000 residents throughout Black Bush Polder on the Corentyne, are quietly making a name for themselves by serving the community in a patient- friendly environment.
During a visit to the institution last Sunday, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP,) Faizal Jaffarally took note of the cleanliness of the facility and lauded the staff there for their efforts. He also acknowledged the input of the Berbice Regional Health Authority (BRHA) for ensuring that the institution is equipped with medical equipment and most pharmaceutical drugs to dispense effective patient care.
“I am very pleased with what I am seeing here. This is an impromptu visit and I notice that the staff here is alert and ready to work; just a glance at the physical environment also tells a story of how dedicated the ancillary staff is, in maintaining a clean and healthy surroundings,” he observed.
The facility has a medical staff of 14, comprising 12 nurses and two doctors, who operate on a shift system.
“The PPP/C Government through the Ministry of Health has worked assiduously to raise the standards of this hospital. We know that a lot more needs to be done and our goals would be achieved in time to come,” Jaffarally said.
However, the morgue, low-lying sections of the compound and the security hut are areas that require attention. The medical officer in charge of the facility, Dr. Tariq Uddin pointed out that the Region 6 Regional Democratic Council (RDC), is aware of the shortcomings which are expected to be addressed this year.
“We do have our concerns that were brought to the attention of the BRHA and RDC – we hope to have those matters dealt with as we continue to serve Black Bush Polder with honour,” Dr. Uddin declared.
MP Jaffarally also interacted with several residents of the Mibicuri community, who expressed satisfaction with the improvement in services offered at the hospital.
Written By Michael Khan