Non-functioning X-ray dept, mortuary cripples Kumaka District Hospital

first_img– electrical problem, staff shortage affecting servicesMedical services at the Kumaka District Hospital, Region One (Barima-Waini), are in jeopardy with several issues affecting the performance of staff there and the quality of treatment and testing that patients can access.The medical worker, Nurse La Rose, highlighting the woes plaguing the Kumaka District Hospital, Region OnePresently, the hospital’s mortuary is in dire need of a working refrigerator since the present one has malfunctioned.In addition to this, since 2015, the X-ray department has not been able to cater to the needs of persons seeking such services and this has caused heavy financial burdens on patients who have to travel to the hospital in Suddie, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) to conduct X-rays and ultrasounds.These issues were pointed out to health officials earlier this week by one of the hospital’s staff, Nurse La Rose, who spent 10 years working in Region One. She pleaded with Health Minister Volda Lawrence to rectify these shortcomings as soon as possible.“It’s hard for us. Nevertheless, we are trying. The X-ray department there, since 2015 because of some fault with the contract…he started the project, he never responded, after a certain time, the contract was terminated. We have a new brand X-ray machine in there, never used, but because according to the engineer it is the fault with the leading of the room. Also, we have an electrical problem in the hospital.”La Rose pointed out that Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson had been in that area and she had explained the electrical issues to him. Although he had a technician assess the situation, to date, nothing has been done to rectify it, she noted.“We are asking if our X-ray department can be up and running. We have a technician here, we had several of them trained. However, we still have one here and we just use him all around because the department is not running…It is very expensive for patients to go to Suddie for an ultrasound…boat fare, transportation and probably overnight, high-risk clinic is very large and very costly for patients to go there to access ultrasound, X-ray and so on.”She elaborated that more services need to be provided for females, especially pregnant females, and that the absence of a gynaecologist in-house is a major disadvantage for the community.“I am asking if we could have a gynaecologist at least once a month…most of our patients are high risk and they have to go to Suddie…on a monthly basis, a gynaecologist right here would be better for our patients and as a result we would save on our resources too…because we use our health boat to transport back and forth or maybe one side of travelling.”Additionally, La Rose lamented the fact that the Kumaka District Hospital is grossly understaffed, and that although health workers stationed at the facility struggle to execute their duties on a daily basis, authorities should work on deploying more human resources at that health facility to ease the burdens.“…the employment rate has been slow. We have no statistical clerk, we have no receptionist, we have one ward maid at the moment, one cook, our ancillary staff is struggling. Everyone here pitches in from time to time to keep the hospital clean because it is overwhelming on one person. Even more so, for the nursing staff, we are short, because people train, they come back, when their contract is finished, they go and leave that space, most of the persons have done so,” she added.last_img read more

AFTER MOURNING LUKE PERRY HOW WILL RIVERDALE MOVE ON

first_imgUnderstandably, neither CW nor producing studio Warner Bros. has announced production plans going forward. Thirteen of 22 Season 3 episodes have aired on the CW in the U.S. and Netflix in Canada, with the 14th scheduled for Wednesday (Thursday on Netflix). Others have been filmed, although it’s not clear how many are left to shoot before Riverdale goes on summer hiatus. Unless producers make a change, Fred would appear in any episodes Perry shot before the stroke.Although Perry’s Fred is not a main character in Riverdale, his absence creates a big problem for the show to resolve. The drama series revolves around Archie and his high school contemporaries, but wise Fred serves as a grounded presence amid the tempest of Riverdale teen drama. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The death of an actor on a TV show understandably elicits feelings of sadness, as is the case with Luke Perry of Riverdale.The CW drama shut down production for the day after Monday’s news of Perry’s death less than a week after he suffered a stroke.Perry’s family, friends and his many fans need time to absorb and mourn the loss, but eventually his Riverdale colleagues will have to figure out how to go on without the actor and his character, Fred Andrews, father of central character Archie (K.J. Apa). Advertisement Login/Register With: Luke Perry, pictured with fellow Riverdale star KJ Apa, died Monday. (Netflix Canada) Facebook Twitter A look at how past shows have dealt with actor deaths provides an idea of what options Riverdale might consider.Cory Monteith of GleeMonteith was a major “Glee” character when he died at the age of 31 in 2013. The fifth-season Fox musical dramedy took a production break before eventually presenting a Season 5 tribute episode that dealt with the death of his character, quarterback Finn. Later, executive producer Ryan Murphy revealed his hoped-for final series scene, which was precluded by Monteith’s death. Glee, which already had begun major cast changes before Monteith’s death, ended after its sixth season.last_img read more

Eating walnuts may help fight breast cancer

first_imgConsumption of walnuts may help suppress growth and survival of breast cancer, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, found that consumption of two ounces of walnuts a day for about two weeks significantly changed gene expression in confirmed breast cancers. In this first clinical trial, women with breast lumps large enough for research and pathology biopsies were recruited and randomised to walnut consuming or control groups. Immediately following biopsy collection, women in the walnut group began to consume two ounces of walnuts per day until follow-up surgery. Pathological studies confirmed that lumps were breast cancer in all women who remained in the trial. The study showed activation of pathways that promote apoptosis or programmed cell death and cell adhesion and inhibition of pathways that promote cell proliferation and migration.last_img read more