Number of children reduced at GPHC’s paediatric ward – Minister Garrido-Lowe

first_imgDuring one of her visits to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Wednesday, Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe announced that there has been a reduction in the number of children at the institution.One of the patients visited by Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-LoweAccording to Garrido-Lowe, during her previous visits, there were a large number of children who were receiving treatment at the medical facility.“There are fewer children on the ward, because on my previous visit, there were so many children and I ensured that I saw all of them. I am also happy to see that they’re well-cared for by the nurses,” she stated.During her visit, 27 children, including two cancer patients at the paediatric ward, were the recipients of hygiene hampers on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry.Accompanying the team was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elizabeth Gonsalves, who noted that the institution was looking forward to the continuous support which it has received over the years from the Ministry.“It’s a very good gesture to reach out to the kids, because when kids are hospitalised, it’s a lot different to when adults are, it’s not only that they are uncomfortable, but their freedom is taken away also,” she stated.Last year, Minister Garrido-Lowe also made several visits to the paediatric ward at the GPHC where contributions were made to the children.Under Minister Garrido-Lowe’s supervision, scheduled visits began over the past year to the institution, which ensured regular support – financial and otherwise – was given to persons in the Hospital.In 2017, $12 million was allocated towards support to Indigenous patients seeking financial assistance, either in part or full, for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (RI), ultrasound, and Computed Tomography (CT) scans; radiation treatment; hygiene kits; funeral expenses, etc.In 2018, in excess of $12 million will be spent on financial assistance for Indigenous people.last_img read more

Five players most likely to sign for Tottenham in January

first_imgA new striker is believed to be the priority for Spurs right now.However, with defender and club captain Younes Kaboul rumoured to be heading to Besiktas, is another defender crucial?Hector Moreno has been linked, but his injury plagued year may mean a wait until the summer, so here are five attacking players, who could be on the move in the current transfer window.Click the arrow on the right to see the players. 4. Saido Berahino: West Brom ace to help Kane up front? – Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in taking the West Brom man, but the price being quoted is in the region of £20m-£25m. New Baggies manager Tony Pulis is said to be eager to rebuild his squad, though, and as a result Spurs wingers Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon are being discussed as players to move in the opposite direction. 5. Adrien Rabiot: PSG to loan midfield engine? Click the arrow to see other potential arrivals – There has been a lot of speculation about who Tottenham will sell in the current transfer window – Kyle Naughton, Paulinho and Aaron Lennon have all been mentioned – but who are they making way for? PSG midfielder Rabiot has been more of a spectator this season and a host of clubs including Tottenham are keen to take the 19-year-old on loan. Manager Laurent Blanc is not keen on the idea, claiming he wants to see him progress in Paris, but a stint of regular action away could aid his development. 5 5 1. Paul-Georges Ntep: Ligue 1 wide man to ease burden up top? – From his role in a wide forward position this term, Ntep has scored six times for Rennes in Ligue 1. The 22-year-old could be the man to partner Kane up front and help the England U21 striker out with goals along with Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen. 5 5 5 3. Ezequiel Ponce: Teenage Argentine striker to choose England over Italy? – Roma are the other interested club in Newell’s Old Boys ace, Ponce. Club president Guillermo Lorente said both sides had presented good offers and a decision will be made along with the player’s family. However, he did add: “Perhaps Roma’s proposal is more interesting because it would allow the player to stay with us for the whole year”. 2. Emmanuel Emenike: Agent keen on moving the Fenerbahce striker on – Erdem Konyar, his agent, says Spurs are interested in the forward, who has scored twice in 13 games in Turkey. “Tottenham have really only one striker right now so it is not a surprise that they are interested,” Konyar said. The 27-year-old played four times for Nigeria at the World Cup and has a £15.7m buy-out clause. last_img read more