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Patients sharing the same bed at Georgetown Public Hospital

Two-patient per bed at GPHC to end next month


By next month the two-patient per bed scenario in the Male Medical Ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation is expected to be over with the completion of the new building in the hospital’s compound facing Lamaha Street.
According to Michael Khan, Chief Executive Officer of the institution, this situation occurs when there are more patients than the facility can accommodate and it is against the hospital’s policy to turn patients away.
He added that beds are currently being shifted to the new building.
When Kaieteur News visited the hospital yesterday approximately 10 bunk beds had two patients per bed in the Male Medical Ward, which was upsetting to the patients. Kaieteur News spoke to patients who were sharing beds. Five of the adult males were suffering from malaria while one was also suffering from typhoid and diabetes.
Concerned about the medical implications such a situation poses to the patients, one of the doctors at the institution declined to comment.
There are reports that similar scenarios exist on occasions in other sections of the hospital.

Two male patients suffering from malaria sharing a bunk bed at GPHC


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