Telemedicine to come on-stream by year end

first_imgClearly understanding the role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the ongoing development and modernisation of our economy, the Public Telecommunications Ministry is working to accelerate advancements in the ICT sector.Public Telecommunications Minister, Catherine Hughes explains how the video-conferencing equipment works to residents of Orealla in Region sixAccording to Department of Public Information (DPI), under the $7Billion (US$34M) National Broadband Project, the government has installed videoconferencing equipment for use in telemedicine applications in four of the 30 health clinics identified.In particular facilities Baracara and Orealla in Region 6 and the New Amsterdam and Bartica Regional Hospitals in Regions 7 and 6, respectively.An operational manual has been developed and in the second half of this year, medical personnel in these locations will receive training on the correct use of the equipment. Videoconferencing equipment was also purchased for the instalment at health facilities in Regions 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9 with training slated for health professionals stationed at the facilities before the end of 2019.In April, the telemedicine initiative came onstream in Orealla Health Centre allowing the doctors and other medical personnel stationed there to have direct video communication facilities such the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital and other hinterland health centres. It was highlighted that the service vastly improves the health centre’s capacity to conduct diagnoses and facilitates direct contact with specialists. It allows the staff stationed there to speak in “real-time” with specialists.Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence welcomed the project stating that it will open new doors within the health sector.“When this programme is launched it will cut dependency on the current medevac services for interior residents, especially alleviating Maternal and Child Health issues in the Hinterland regions.”According to PAHO/WHO office in Georgetown, the Guyana Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) will act as the national telemedicine hub, building capacity in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for the effective implementation of the telemedicine programme.Other benefits will see the expansion of decentralised specialist care from the country’s four main regional hospital providers development and the development of a community of practice for telemedicine to provide teaching and counselling around complex cases.last_img read more

Tianyuan Logistics Tied to Ten Bulkers at CSIC

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy:Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding One year on from its incorporation, Hong Kong-based Tianyuan Logistics Shipping seems to have moved forward with its newbuilding program which includes an order for ten bulk carriers.The ten 120,000 dwt vessels have been ordered from three yards belonging to China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), Fearnleys said in its weekly report.Under the USD 380 million deal, the construction of the ten ships will be divided between Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding, Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding and Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding.The vessel deliveries will be spread across 2019 and 2020, the report said.Tianyuan Logistics Shipping was set up on April 18, 2017 by its parent Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Co Ltd, based in Ningxia, China. The company was launched as an in-house chartering arm for vessels intended for transporting cargo from the company’s mines.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more