India to fund construction of specialty hospital in Guyana

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first_img 16 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional India to fund construction of specialty hospital in Guyana by: – December 23, 2011 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Flag of India. Photo credit: celframe.comGEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS), Dr Roger Luncheon said on Wednesday that the EXIM Bank of India has approved and made available the funding at concessionary terms for the construction of a specialty hospital at Liliendaal in Guyana. When completed, the hospital will provide services including cardio-related and cosmetic surgeries and organ transplant. Construction is anticipated to commence by the first quarter of 2012.Luncheon said that site preparation, which includes drainage of the land and the provision of the necessary utilities (water, roads, etc.) that are required for the operationalisation of the institution, is a fairly expensive undertaking that was not covered in the financial arrangement between the government of Guyana and the government of India through the EXIM Bank. Last month, the Indian government indicated that its approval of the “soft loan” to fund the construction of this state-of-the-art facility will not only become part of what is being offered within the public health system, but will also allow Guyanese to access the best quality tertiary health care at an affordable cost because government will be entering a partnership with a management group that will deliver those services. In February this year, former President Bharrat Jagdeo and then Minister within the Ministry of Health, Dr Bheri Ramsaran visited India to finalise the agreement to construct 250-bed hospital.Caribbean News Nowlast_img

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