Georgetown, Guyana – (February 22, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, extended gratitude to the Lusignan-Good Hope Learning Centre and other anonymous donors of 28 Tablets for the patients in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) Paediatric Ward and two television sets for those in the Pre Natal and Post Natal wards, at a presentation ceremony held at the hospital. Minister of Public Health, Ms. Volda Lawrence also attended the ceremony.
The presentations made by the donors, which included the Lusignan-Good Hope Learning Centre, were done by Ms. Sophia Dolphin of Eco Atlantic Investment – Seventh Generation Product line and Mrs. Sandra Shivdat, Director of the Centre. The First Lady said that she is indeed grateful for their generous contribution and further encouraged others to make similar contributions to the institution.
Ms. Sophia Dolphin (first right) of Eco Atlantic Investment explains to First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, Minister of Public Health, Ms. Volda Lawrence and Mrs. Sandra Shivdat, Director of Lusignan-Good Hope Learning Centre about the products offered in the Seventh Generation Product line. Public Relations Officer of Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Ms. Mitzy Campbell is also pictured in the back, third from right.
“I am always happy to work with Minister Lawrence because I know this is a person who is very concerned about our vulnerable population, especially our women and children… Through kind donations from people like Mrs. Shivdat and Sophie [their generosity] must be commended and I hope they are many other people,” Mrs. Granger said.
The First Lady also praised the nurses for their hard work and dedication in caring for the patients in both the Paediatric and Maternity Wards.
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger delivers her address to the nurses of the Maternity Ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)
Minister Lawrence expressed similar sentiments praising the donors and she also encouraged others to emulate their example. “Today I believe that we are richer in the Public Health Sector by receiving [this donation]… I believe that [the children’s] minds are open and pure, and we can … help to mould those minds and this is one such device that can assist us in [exposing]them to positive things, learning, fun and brain teasers…We want our children to grow up in a loving and caring environment and I believe that is what you have done today, you have shown love for these children and I want to thank you,” Minister Lawrence said.
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger looks on as Minister of Public Health, Ms. Volda Lawrence hands over a Tablet to one of the patients of the Paediatric Ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Meanwhile, Mrs. Shivdat, who spoke on behalf of the donors, said that they were pleased to be able to give back to their society and that they sent their best wishes.
“I am here to represent some truly generous persons who care about Guyana and its people… They will continue to work with our First Lady in doing more in the education, social and health sectors among others, so on their behalf I want to say thank you for allowing us this opportunity to donate all this stuff and being part of your lives,” Mrs. Shivdat said.
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger shares a warm moment with this lad as she presents him with a Tablet. The boy’s mother is pictured in the background.
The patients in the Paediatric Ward were also presented with organic diaper wipes, disposable diapers, moisturizers, while the mothers benefited from feminine care products from the Eco Atlantic Investment – Seventh Generation Product line.Representatives from the GPHC, including Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Alan Johnson and representatives from the Ministry of Public Health also attended the ceremony.