Leonora Diagnostic Centres maternity ward to be commissioned in March

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLeonora hospital to be upgraded to maternity care facilitySeptember 8, 2016In “Health”Wakenaam flooding: Koker door replaced by CDC, Region 3 administrationDecember 27, 2018In “Environment”President promises to develop Diamond, Leonora Diagnostic CentresDecember 29, 2015In “Health” The Leonora Diagnostic Centre, in Region Three (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara), will be commissioning a new state-of-the-art maternity ward in March this year, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis JaikaranAccording to DPI, this was disclosed by Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran who stated that the major infrastructural works for the new wing have been completed and at the moment all that remains are minor finishing touches.When opened, the maternity ward will provide a full range of maternity services for both pre-birth and post-delivery health care.The REO said the new maternity ward will reduce the number of referrals to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Cabinet had granted its approval for the award of a $74.4M contract to Builders Hardware and Quality Timber Project Company to execute the expansion at the Leonora Diagnostic Centre (LDC) so it could house the upgraded maternity care facility.Jaikaran stated that the regional administration will provide the necessary amenities including beds, bedsheets among others before the official commissioning of the maternity ward in March, DPI said.Of the $2.750B approved for the region during the National 2018 Budget, $1.270B was allocated for current expenditure of the region’s Health Services programme for 2018, while, $379.65M will go towards the purchase of drugs and medical supply for the region.