The training of medical practitioners should take into account all the policies and legislations Guyana has regarding health, to properly implement the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1995.Executive Director of GRPA, Patricia Sheerattan-BisnauthThis is according to Executive Director of the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA), Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth. She said that it is a necessary step to improve awareness of the 1995 Act within the medical profession.Bisnauth’s comments came during a recent interview when she addressed the troubling issue of medical professionals practising the medical termination of pregnancies (abortions), outside the legal framework as outlined in the 1995 Act.In light of reported cases of “botched abortions” such as that of Kamili Arjune,Wholesale NFL Jerseys China
, Bisnauth said that the implementation of the Act still needs to go a long way.In Arjune’s case, she died following a procedure not more than five months after a previous abortion by a doctor who was not licensed to do so. She died on Good Friday at the Dr. Rahaman Medical Clinic.The GRPA official said that with cases like Arjune, it indicates that the Act has not been properly gone through especially in terms of the medical system, despite being designed to protect people’s lives and their rights.“It means that the Act was passed and there was no will to follow through with the implementation. So it wasn’t mainstreamed in any procedure and training for the doctors,Jerseys NFL Wholesale
,” responded Bisnauth when asked what the lack awareness in the Act meant.Since the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act outlines the appropriate guidelines for pregnancy termination, Bisnauth said that it is the responsibility of the Medical Council,Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping
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, to ensure that the public and especially doctors are aware of such legislation.“I think it is very important that it be given immediate attention for Guyana,” said Bisnauth.According to the GRPA Director, the agency had received support from the Health Ministry in strategic training for some 20 doctors and nurses in counselling and procedures pertinent to medical termination of pregnancies. These training sessions, she said, were carried out in Regions Three, Four, Five and Six.“The approach of that was to provide comprehensive care for women who have an abortion, which would take the women’s whole wellbeing into consideration,” said the health professional.However,Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping
, she noted that it was difficult to find the right trainers in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology given that specialists are limited in Guyana. Bisnauth said that such strategic training allowed licensed doctors to be able to perform medical termination of pregnancies outside an emergency procedure or following a botched abortion.Given Guyana’s high rate of teenage pregnancy, with latest records showing that the country has the second highest rate in the region, such strategic training sessions are beneficial in addressing the issue of teenage abortion, said Bisnauth.That being said, she stressed the importance of having comprehensive contraceptive education, to prevent early pregnancy, for young girls rather than wait until they seek unsafe methods of aborting the pregnancy.Last month Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud, said that he was at a loss to find the reason why some doctors were unaware of the 1995 Act,Cheap Jerseys For Sale
, despite desperately working on raising awareness on its existence.