After completing their seven-day medical outreach here in Guyana, the Flying Doctors of America were sent off with a farewell reception hosted by the Public Health Ministry.Messi scores as leaders Barcelona win to stay seven points clear in SpainThe 13-member team comprising of a rheumatologist, emergency room doctors, family physician, paediatrician, dermatologist, orthodontist, paediatric dentist and dentist spent their time in Guyana tending to residents in the Rupununi, Region Nine.The Public Health Ministry’s International Desk on Friday collaborated with the Flying Doctors of America for a small ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in celebration of the successful completion of their mission.While delivering brief remarks, Chief Medical Officer of the Flying Doctors of America Dr John Arledge thanked the team for their outstanding work during the outreach here.Dr Arledge assured that his team will be returning to offer similar services based on the Ministry’s recommendation.The Flying Doctors of America medical mission began in Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) and was able to provide medical services at the various health centres and health posts in Annai, Surama, Iwokrama and Fairview from February 23 to March 02.Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings had previously emphasised the importance of close collaborations with international agencies in order to meet the healthcare needs of Guyanese, especially those in the hinterland regions where specialist care might not be readily available.Cummings wants earlier engagements between international agencies and the Regional Health Services to determine the priority areas where specialist services and care are neededThe need for capacity-building in the health sector is high on the Ministry’s agenda, Cummings said emphasising the current need for foreign specialists, especially in the country’s sprawling interior.Further, she thanked the Flying Doctors of America for choosing Guyana and making it a part of its medical missions.
Sir, – Growing up in Gweedore in the 1980s, I came into contact with Michael Ferry, as many young people did. He was involved in youth clubs, he went on official school tours, he ran a school tuck shop and became a school caretaker.It was widely known among children then that he was “dodgy” and plying children with drink. There must have been doubts about him in the minds of adults too. Yet no one intervened. At that same time, a vicious paedophile priest, since convicted, was also active in the area.I am sure there is much wringing of hands and shaking of heads in Gweedore this week, but how was this allowed to happen? I am sure if he was shoplifting or robbing the post office he would have not got away with doing so for over 20 years. – Yours, etc,DONAL McATEER,Pirttipolku,Helsinki, Finland. SEND YOUR VIEW TO INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM.You can write as much as you wish, but make your comments publishable or they may be edited.YOUR VIEW: PAEDOPHILE FERRY RAN SCHOOL TOURS AND TUCK SHOP was last modified: July 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gaoth DobhairGweedoremichael ferry school scandal