A 73-year-old pensioner on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) was forced to seek alternative healthcare after she was denied medical attention at Uitvlugt Estate Dispensary on Friday during her monthly visit.The Uitvlugt Sugar EstateRamrajie Singh, who suffers from a heart condition and hypertension, was scheduled to make her visit on Thursday but owing to the fact that she was not feeling well, she opted to visit the facility the following day.“I’m a regular patient at the GuySuCo (Guyana Sugar Corporation) dispensary. I’m a heart patient and I suffer from hypertension. Thursday was my day to go to clinic but I was sick and I couldn’t make it to go. I had to go and collect my pension today so I said I would go over to the clinic because it is in the same building,” she told Guyana Times.Upon arriving at the facility, the woman was reportedly told by a medical staff that they could not aid her on the said day.The medical personnel claimed that she missed her scheduled date and refused to attend to Singh, despite the woman explaining that she was unwell.“When I go over to the dispensary, the medic in charge refuse to look at me or give me anything. She said I was supposed to come yesterday (Thursday) at the clinic. I told her I haven’t been able to come. I go to her twice and she said she can’t look after me. I worked in the estate and I’m very disappointed. What bothers me is that I am a regular clinic patient. People were coming in without any emergency and she looked after them,” Singh recalled.Meanwhile, the elderly woman was given a date to return to the clinic on October 10. She argued that for one month, she would be denied her services and medications attributable to slackness on the part of the health officials.This publication contacted the medic of the facility on Friday, who denied that such an incident occurred but referred all questions to the personnel manager of the estate.
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