20 more first responders trained under HAP
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Dr Robert Guido during the training session for first responders at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Friday
Dr Robert Guido during the training session for first responders at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Friday

SOME 20 medical first responders attached to the New Amsterdam Hospital recently received training under the U.S. Embassy’s Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) which was taken to Region Six.

The aim of the training, which is held in partnership with the Ministry of Health, is designed to support local medical professionals in the fight against COVID – 19, said Regional Health Officer of Region Six, Dr.  Vishalya Sharma.

Dr Sharma said health care delivery in Region Six will always remain a priority and every health worker has a role to play in improving quality health care.

“… we cannot do it alone… we welcome networking, resources, donations, training and infrastructure,” she said.

A donation of women’s supplies valued US$8,000 was also handed over to Medical Superintendent of the New Amsterdam Hospital, Dr Vashana Henry, who expressed gratitude on behalf of the intended recipients.

Earlier this week similar workshops were conducted in Port Kaituma and Mabaruma respectively and Regional Health Officers Dr. Downing and Dr. Chefoon were among those who benefitted.

Friday’s training held in the New Amsterdam Hospital boardroom was facilitated by U.S.-based Public Health Physician Dr Robert Guido and Emergency Medical Technicians, Tonaya Salada and Steryling Lang.

Some 100 medical practitioners throughout the country have benefitted from the training so far.

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