Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, is very concerned about what he describes as the poor state of the regional health-care system.According to Ramdatt, basic medications are not available at hospitals and health centres in the region. He is contending that the $40.9 million state-of-the-art operating theatre being constructed at the Suddie Public Hospital is way behind schedule, and this is costing tax payers millions of dollars to transport patients to the public hospital in Georgetown for surgery and other health services.Additionally, the chairman is contending that the doctor’s living quarters constructed at Wakapao has been completed in 2017 but still cannot be utilised.“We are now going into 2019, and for (lack of) simple furnishing, the resident doctor cannot occupy the building, and (has) to travel for miles each day at her own expense… Also, ‘Lady J’ Mobile Dental Boat Service, which was built to service the people in the riverine areas, is not working.”He explained that due to technical problems the boat is not functioning, but said that while a public-spirited citizen had offered to help resolve the technical problem, the Regional Health Officer (RHO) and the Regional Executive Officer (REO) are yet to put systems in place to have the dental service resume.Minor issues have caused two of the region’s ambulances to be not working, Ramdatt added. He said Essequibians are losing faith in the regional health care system, and he feels this is because of poor management. He added that if projects are monitored and completed in a timely manner, the situation would improve.According to Chairman Ramdatt, Region Two has millions in savings, which can be used to resolve issues in the health care system, but priority is given to parks, gated communities, planting of palm trees along the entire Essequibo Coast Public Road, and flower gardens among other non-priority matters.
Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd, who sat out the team’s first two exhibition games with a groin injury, said he’ll make his preseason debut when the Cardinals host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.“I’m feeling good. I’ll be back this week,” said Floyd, who led the Cardinals in receiving yards last season. “My body’s feeling good.”Floyd, a third-year WR out of Notre Dame, was the Cardinals’ first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. After a mediocre rookie season, he had a breakout 2013 with 1,041 receiving yards to go with 65 catches and five touchdown receptions. Top Stories 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Floyd said he expects to practice with the team on Wednesday.“I would say preseason is all about getting the timing right, and if you’re not out there, that’s time that you lose getting (snaps) with the quarterback,” he said. “It kind of sucks being on the sideline and watching things happen, and knowing you could be out there making plays and doing good things for your team. But I’m excited to get out there.”In his absence, Floyd said second-year WR Jaron Brown had a “great performance” in the Cardinals’ 30-28 loss at Minnesota on Saturday. Brown caught two passes for 86 yards in that game. He had a combined 101 yards and a touchdown in Arizona’s first two preseason contests of 2014.“He stepped in and made plays for us when we needed him, and that’s what you need, and we expect that out of him,” Floyd said. “(He’s a) great player, and he can only get better.” – / 21