40 GPHC nurses trained in foreign languages

first_imgForty nurses attached to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) are now certified in speaking French and Spanish having completed a six-month foreign language programme.Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, East Street, GeorgetownDirector of Nursing, Keith Alonzo recently told the media that the programme was conducted by the Guyana Language Institute (GLI) through a collaborative effort with the GPHC with the aim of improving services at the medical facility by having qualified foreign language medical care staff.He noted that there has been an influx of foreigners, who visit the hospital to access medical care and that this has posed great difficulty for both patients and staff due to language barriers. According to top officials of the GPHC, among the foreign nationals who visit the hospital seeking medical care are Venezuelans, Brazilians, Haitians and Cubans. Thus, the need for having staff who are able to communicate different languages apart from our official English language in order to be able to facilitate and administer accurate diagnosis and treatment to patients.He added that the newly certified nurses will pass on their knowledge to their colleagues in the various departments of the medical facility.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GPHC, Brigadier (Ret’d) George Lewis, had stated a while back that the hospital will be tackling issues and difficulties which it has been facing through offering various training programmes to healthcare workers which will benefit them in several ways including professionalism, behaviour, attitude, knowledge among others, with the hope of eliminating many of these problems.last_img read more

Morocco to bid for 2030 World Cup

first_imgWorld Cup Morocco confirm intention to bid for 2030 World Cup Harry Sherlock 15:47 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fouzi Lekjaa Getty Images World Cup United States Canada Mexico Morocco The country lost out to the ‘United’ bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico for the 2026 tournament, but are not giving up easily Morocco have confirmed that they will bid for the 2030 World Cup after losing out in the race to host the 2026 competition.A combined bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico won the right to host the tournament eight years from now, earning 134 votes to the African nation’s 65.The result means the tournament, being hosted in Russia this summer, will return to north America for the first time since 1994. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Morocco, though, are not giving up hope on being able to host the tournament, with a spokesman confirming their intention to put together another bid.”Upon royal instructions, Morocco will prepare its bid to host the 2030 tournament,” Mustapha El Khalfi told reporters.Morocco have made five failed bids to host the World Cup thus far, and proposed using 14 stadiums to host tournament fixtures, with the final to be held in the Grand Stade de Casablanca, a planned 93,000-seater stadium that is scheduled to be completed in 2024.The president of the Morocco Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, lauded FIFA for the credibility and transparency in Wednesday’s open voting system in Russia for the 2026 tournament while restating his country’s desire to vie for hosting rights of the biggest football festival another time. “I wish to congratulate FIFA for the conduct of this process and congratulate the president for what he has done in order to move things towards more transparency and more inclusion,” Lekjaa was quoted by BBC Sport .”I would like to reaffirm the determination of my country to continue to work for football and realise one day our dream to host the World Cup in Morocco.”Morocco were hoping to count on the support of their continent, but 10 African countries did not vote for their bid, including South Africa and Mozambique. Reports suggest that England could also be involved in the bidding process for the 2030 tournament, potentially in a bid that involves numerous members of the United Kingdom.FIFA vice-president David Gill has said this week that England should have “great confidence” in putting together a proposal.Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay have also announced their intention to bid jointly to host the tournament.last_img read more