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Gov’t to undertake land preparation expenses for specialty hospital PDF Print E-mail
Written by GINA
Thursday, 22 December 2011 01:51
HEAD of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS), Dr. Roger Luncheon, yesterday said that the EXIM Bank of India has approved and made available the funding at concessionary terms for the construction of the specialty hospital at Liliendaal. He was at the time responding to questions posed by media operatives at a post-Cabinet media briefing at the Office of the President, as to why government is spending $97M on the execution of site preparation work for the specialty hospital and not the Indian Government.
The HPS explained that no grant has been identified by the Governments of Guyana and India as financial instrument, and that the funds that were made available catered exclusively for the construction of the hospital.
Dr. Luncheon said that site preparation, which includes drainage of the land and the provision of the necessary utilities (water, roads etc) that are required for the operationalisation of the institution, is a fairly expensive undertaking that was not covered in the financial arrangement between the Government of Guyana and the Government of India, through the EXIM Bank.
Last month, the Indian Government indicated that its approval of the “soft loan” to fund the construction of this state-of-the-art facility will not only become part of what is being offered within the public health system, but will also allow Guyanese to access the best quality tertiary health care at an affordable cost, as government will be entering a partnership with a management group that will deliver those services.
In February this year, former President Bharrat Jagdeo and then Minister within the Ministry of Health, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran, visited India to finalise the agreement to construct the 250-bed hospital.
When completed, the hospital will be providing services including cardio-related and cosmetic surgeries, and organ transplants. Construction is anticipated to commence by the first quarter of 2012.

Excerpts from the Guyana Chronicle
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Originally posted by albert:
Excerpts from the Guyana Chronicle
That paper is really still in circulation?

I know they don't charge money for it. I used to use that newspaper to grease the tawah in the old days. Girls used to make rollers for their hair out of it.
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Originally posted by albert:
The Present Administration seems to continually spending large sums on the social sector,much to the benefit of all Guyanese...


I guess the previous minister wasn't into corruption. Suh u all remove the man and replace him wid a person more into the Indo styling- a conduit for the massive corruption coming down from India.

Alyuh made a deal to sell Guynaese organs?
The Guyana Chronicle is being purchase and red by the Guyanese populace daily, quick glance at the newspapers stands around the country you will see the Guyana Chronicle among the other dailies being sold...
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Originally posted by albert:
Mitwah...you know that's a fat lie, don't blog trash, the Chronicle Newspaper is being sold alongside the other dailies, it also on the internet....guyanachronicleonline
It's being sold ... but is anyone buying it?
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Originally posted by albert:
The Present Administration seems to continually spending large sums on the social sector,much to the benefit of all Guyanese...
i hope this is a public hospital and not a private hospital,were people have to pay for service.
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Originally posted by Nuff:
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Originally posted by albert:
Mitwah...you know that's a fat lie, don't blog trash, the Chronicle Newspaper is being sold alongside the other dailies, it also on the internet....guyanachronicleonline
It's being sold ... but is anyone buying it?


What's you concern?
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Originally posted by warrior:
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Originally posted by albert:
The Present Administration seems to continually spending large sums on the social sector,much to the benefit of all Guyanese...
i hope this is a public hospital and not a private hospital,were people have to pay for service.


You don't have to worry about a thing. The progress continues.

You should go to the AFC office and tell them what good things the PPP is doing for GuyanA.
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Originally posted by albert:
Mitwah...you know that's a fat lie, don't blog trash, the Chronicle Newspaper is made available for sale alongside the other dailies,


But very few buy it. lol
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Originally posted by albert:
By Spending large amounts of the budget on the social sector, Guyanese especially those of the working class, tend mostly to benefit....


albert I guess once the budget passes you will need to find a new job. Ramjattan and Granger have written your position out of the budget..and Ramotar says he doesnt care as you are one of Jagdeo's boys.
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Originally posted by albert:
Guyana has one of the state of the Art health facilities in the region...
if this is a private hospital why is the government spending money on this project.why not invested it in the public hospital with the same benfit.how much guyanese can pay for private treatment
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Originally posted by warrior:
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Originally posted by albert:
Guyana has one of the state of the Art health facilities in the region...
if this is a private hospital why is the government spending money on this project.why not invested it in the public hospital with the same benfit.how much guyanese can pay for private treatment


Gov't wants to get out of business including healthcare. Too many lazy nurses and doctors in the public sector.
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Originally posted by Billy Ram Balgobin:
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Originally posted by warrior:
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Originally posted by albert:
Guyana has one of the state of the Art health facilities in the region...
if this is a private hospital why is the government spending money on this project.why not invested it in the public hospital with the same benfit.how much guyanese can pay for private treatment


Gov't wants to get out of business including healthcare. Too many lazy nurses and doctors in the public sector.
you ppp supporters that post on GNI is a bunch of ass,every time you guys post some thing you make the government looks stupid.here you claiming the government want to come out of business and they building hotels.the ppp minister is in charge of the hospital and you blaming the doctors and nurses.why don you guys do the government a favour and shut up
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Originally posted by albert:
The working class remains the focus of the Government....


Suh the non-working class is not in focus? What an assinine post. Albert, are you really being paid to post these crapolas?