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Health workers honoured in Region Six, and Skeldon Hospital Adopted
Wednesday, November 9th 2005

A number of health workers in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) were on Friday evening honoured for their services at a ceremony held at the New Amsterdam Hospital.

Certificates of appreciation were given to a number of health workers, including nurses, persons in public health and drivers at the various hospitals in Region Six.

Meanwhile, prizes were also presented to a 'Best Worker' at each hospital. The awardees were Sharon Simon (Public Health), Clarence Charles (Environmental Health), Lilawattie Brijlall (Port Mourant Hospital), Lucina Sealey (Black Bush Mibicuri Hospital), Bibi Mohamed (Skeldon Hospital), Drepaul Sarwan (Fort Canje Hospital) and Lennox Sampson (New Amsterdam Hospital)

Other certificates and prizes were also given to doctors, medics, and representatives of the Canadian Society for International Health, Pan American Organisation, GHARP and retirees from the hospital.

Earlier in the programme it was announced that Dr John Farley and his group in Vancouver, Canada, including Guyanese and non-Guyanese, following consultations with the CEO Dr Vishwa Mahadeo, had adopted the Skeldon Hospital.

As a result the group has undertaken to help in whatever way they could to improve conditions at the institution.

And addressing the well-attended ceremony, Health Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy said all workers desire acknowledgement and respect for their work but that has to be earned. The work in the health sector, he added, is to serve people and workers have to do this with grace and dignity even though sometimes there may be grievances.

Among others attending the ceremony were the administrator of the New Amsterdam Hospital and several health workers.