Work is progressing smoothly at the sites of six new regional hospitals in Guyana, according to an update from the country’s Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony.
Anthony told Guyana’s Department of Public Information (DPI) that the contractor has already completed land preparation at the sites located in Anna Regina, De Kinderen, Bath, Number 75 Village, Diamond and Enmore.
“The contractor has taken over several of the sites and very shortly, we’ll start seeing work being started at each of these sites. A lot of progress has been made. The designs are almost complete. So, we’ll start seeing construction in a short period,” Guyana’s health minister stated.
Each of the modern hospitals will be 65,000 square feet and equipped with 75 hospital beds. When completed, they will ease the burden on the country’s main medical facility—the Georgetown Public Hospital—and it will eliminate the need for persons from rural areas to trek to the capital city for most of their healthcare needs.