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Anyhow, there I was, delving knee deep into this TikTok Glenn’s article, perusing to be amused, with contents unbelievable;
“Against the background of a recent spike in maternal and infant mortality and lack of access to quality healthcare here, government has budgeted some $84.9B for the health sector this year, promising to upgrade a number of facilities and advance infrastructural works for the paediatric and maternal hospital and six regional hospitals.”
But that read forced reflection. TikTok
For this our worry. TikTok Glenn maybe on a death wish. Where this the concern—What’s his motivation in charactering the PPP healthcare as lacking quality? Why so harsh with pals? Surely, he has support. For PAHO supports TikTok Glenn. IDB supports TikTok Glenn. WHO supports TikTok Glenn. Mark’s Take supports TikTok Glenn. Even the PPP supports TikTok Glenn, travelling overseas even to clip their toenail. Thus, from their actions, they concur, PPP healthcare is thrash.
So I reflected on when the university dropout, cocky as a Battylion, bragged about an erected world class Children and Maternal Hospital. But now I’ve read TikTok Glenn News, unerringly I’ve conclude, Dr. Fake hasn’t a clue about erection. Why would he boasted about what doesn’t exist? Nevertheless, TikTok
That said, on a positive note, it appears like Dr. Alcoholic Singh is now teetotal, having after 2yrs, articulated well the magnitude of the healthcare challenge;
“Reducing this incidence [maternal deaths] will be further aided by the training of 29 traditional birth attendants in Regions 1 and 9, and the purchase of over $250 million in related equipment and expanded training of healthcare providers in family planning. In 2023, we will launch several new initiatives, including one that aims at expectant mothers in the hinterland having at least one ultrasound, and is visited at least once by an obstetrician during her pregnancy. Additionally, screening for post-partum depression will be implemented countrywide.”
Thus, the sensical, Dr. Alcoholic Singh has finally awakened from his slumber, to concede women are dying in childbirth. To that end, he assigned 29 traditional birth attendants in Regions 1 and 9, the epicentres of maternal deaths. But here’s the nonsensical—This screening for postpartum depression. Which takes us to lectures—Postpartum depression speaks to a mother who hasn’t bonded with her baby, due to a pathological depressive state of pregnancy. Where in severe cases, the mother may harm her baby or herself, without intervention. However globally, postpartum haemorrhage, where the mother bleeds uncontrollably after childbirth, is of more a concern.
Thus, we revisit this infamous Al Jazeera nonsense speak, where the university dropout boasted of number one healthcare. But this is the struggle, reconciling his words, to those of the sensible folks;
“The Inter-American Development Bank in a recent report pointed out that Guyana is placed 126th out of 195 countries and next to last in the Caribbean, after Haiti when it comes to access to quality healthcare. Similarly, the IDB said Guyana also ranks 137th out of 195 in the global health security index and is particularly weak in early detection and reporting of epidemics, which came to attention with how the country handled the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank said while the country has an extensive offer of primary healthcare through its numerous health posts and centres, hospital care is more constrained, with only 1.6 beds per 1,000 persons. The bank said this is lower than the averages in Latin America (2.2) and the Caribbean (2.3). Furthermore, the financial institution said the country also faces human resource limitations, with just 0.8 doctors and 1.0 nurses per 1,000 persons, far below the Latin American and Caribbean averages of 2.0 and 2.8, respectively.”
Thus conclusion—Not a #1 healthcare. Not a safe healthcare. Not one to write or even boast about.
Finally, Mark’s take—What we’ve is a brainless PPP, equating erected hospitals to good patient experience and outcomes. But this we know—Hospitals don’t save lives, healthcare professionals do. Which takes us to the IDB report—“The country [Guyana] also faces human resource limitations, with just 0.8 doctors and 1.0 nurses per 1,000 persons, far below the Latin American and Caribbean averages of 2.0 and 2.8, respectively.” Which means, more healthcare professionals are needed. Yet this budget failed to address recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals.
Now the PPP agenda—Well painted but literally empty hospitals, will catch eyes and ultimately votes. Where this naked