Doobay Medical Centre opened its doors in 2011 providing medical services to ordinary Guyanese. The centre is located in East Coast Demerara, Guyana, a region that historically lacked adequate medical services.
According to the organization’s website, the centre is a registered not for profit organization and majority of its funding and support is through donations. One of its major donor, is Dr. Budhendra Doobay, who is an eminent Guyanese Canadian Philanthropist and vascular surgeon.
As I watch the video below, I feel a sense of hope for the people of Guyana, even though I am not Guyanese.[embedplusvideo height=”390″ width=”640″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1ImZbUQ” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/cRL9xCs8SMo?fs=1&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=cRL9xCs8SMo&width=640&height=390&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep7852″ /]
In the past I have been too quick to criticize organizations such as Doobay Medical Centre without seeing the positive changes that they provide to the average citizen. Looking at some of the challenges in delivering adequate healthcare in Guyana, it is without a doubt that this is a shining example of hope in Guyana.