…residents complain of being turned awayResidents in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are being turned away from medical facilities which offer dental care because of a lack of dental needles to do extractions.This newspaper was told on Friday that dozens of persons, including those who travelled from interior and riverine locations to obtain much-needed tooth extractions at health facilities along the Essequibo Coast, are now being forced to either fork out cash to visit private facilities or endure pain until the shortage is rectified.However, some residents, who were unable to get their extractions done on Friday, told Guyana Times that although they were told by medical staff that the facilities do not have the necessary needles and that they would have to return, the patients were not advised as to how soon the medical supplies would arrive or given a date when they should return.“They just said that last week they did not have and the dental place in Charity village gave them 20 needles but that those needles used up already. We were told that we had to come back another time but they could not tell us when to come back. They did not even say around when they expect more needles,” a pensioner told this publication on Friday.Meanwhile, another resident of Anna Regina told this newspaper that his wife visited a health facility where she had been referred to have an extraction. This was after she was diagnosed with hypertension and other ailments and was advised by a doctor that she also needed to do an extraction.“They tell her that the tooth problems compounding things and sent her to get it pulled out. She is sickly and had to be there sitting outside waiting all the time and when she reached the front they tell her that they cannot do any extraction because they ran out of needles. She had to come back home in pain after spending long hours there and when I asked her when she had to go back she said they never tell she when to check back,” the man complained.As a result of this situation in Region Two, several residents are now concerned that their only option would be to seek private institutions. However, many are complaining that they cannot afford to pay the prices that privately-owned dental offices charge.A source from that region’s Regional Office told this publication that certain medical supplies, such as the needles necessary for tooth extractions, are usually provided by the Dental School in Georgetown and not by regional authorities.“That’s where the needles and so come from for our dental clinics or departments here in Essequibo. It is not something that the region itself sources to provide for those dental departments. However, we do try to assist how we can when something happens and we will try to see how we can have this issue taken care of also,” the source explained.Efforts to contact the Regional Health Officer and other regional authorities on Friday about the matter proved futile.In May, Region Two was plagued by a similar issue when checks found that all of the Government dental clinics in that region hadn’t any dental needles for an almost three-week timeframe.Patients had been turned away from all Government dental clinics in the region due to the lack of dental needles. Those affected by teeth-related problems, including senior citizens and children, had been left to bear the severe pain without any other medical aid, not even a pain killer, one senior citizen had stated at that time.
LANCASTER – A 17-year-old Lancaster High School student was critically injured Thursday after he lost control of a car during a street race and crashed into a light pole, sheriff’s deputies said. The boy’s 1995 Mitsubishi had been drag-racing another teen’s Honda on 35th Street West, which adjoins the high school campus, and went out of control when he tried to avoid oncoming traffic, deputies said. “It generally happens in the evenings on weekends. We’re seeing more of it creep into the day,” sheriff’s Sgt. Jay Bluff said of street racing. The crash happened just after 9 a.m. Thursday, after Lancaster High classes had started for the day. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The teen was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with head and chest injuries, deputies said. A passenger, who ran off after the crash but came back later after calling a parent, suffered minor injuries, deputies said. The second driver drove off after the crash, but returned some time later and admitted his involvement, deputies said. That boy, also a 17-year-old Lancaster High student, was cited on suspicion of engaging in a speed contest, and his 1991 Honda was impounded. Both drivers could be subject to criminal prosecution for their parts in the race, deputies said. Their names were not released because of their ages. The injured passenger was also a 17-year-old Lancaster High student.
U17 World Cup: Spain 4-0 Niger: La Rojita maul Menas in four-goal masterclass Nisanth V Easwar Last updated 2 years ago 19:39 10/10/17 Getty FC Barcelona’ Abel Ruiz scored a brace as Spain won their first game in Kochi… Spain reacted to their loss against Brazil with a scintillating 4-0 win against FIFA U-17 World Cup new boys Niger in their second game of Group D at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Tuesday.Abel Ruiz (21′ & 41′) and César Gelabert (45+1) scored in the first half followed a Sergio Gómez (82′) curler towards the end of the second as Spain exploited the spaces offered to them all over the field.Mohamed Moukhliss started in midfield for Spain alongside Antonio Blanco. Ferran Torres, who impressed against Brazil in the first game, was fielded on the right once again, with Cesar Gelaber in behind striker and skipper Abel Ruiz.Salim Abdourahmane lead the line for Niger, with Karim Tinni and Ibrahim Boubacar providing support from the flanks.Spain threatened right from the get-go, with Mohamed Moukhliss impressing in the double pivot. Niger found it difficult to deal with the one-touch passes, flicks and tricks of the Spanish attack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez didn’t have the greatest of starts to the game, as Niger, despite their opponent’s technical superiority, pressed high up the pitch.La Rojita’s dominance was finally rewarded with the opening goal in the 21st minute. Left back Juan Miranda set off on a marauding run, beat his marker and crossed low into the box into the feet of Abel Ruiz and the striker tapped it in to make it 1-0.Both Spain full-backs were spending most of their time in the attacking third and with Niger refusing to sit back and defend, they were spaces to utilize.Goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez started the game on a sketchy note but when called into action in the 37th minute, he was quick and alert. Tinni’s diagonal run was perfectly timed but Fernandez came off his line to launch it away.Four minutes before the break, Spain doubled their lead. A free-kick from outside the box was launched into the box and Abel Ruiz latched onto it like a fox in the box. Khaled Lawali blocked his initial shot but unfortunately for the keeper, the rebound fell to the Ruiz again, who made no mistake in scoring his second goal of the game.Niger was struggling to get a grip in midfield. They were open spaces to pick out and just before the break, Spain struck the third blow. Sergio Gomez, who worked his socks off against Brazil on the left flank, picked out Cesar Gelabert’s late central run into the box. The attacking midfielder diverted the ball into the top left corner of the net to make it 3-0 at the half-time whistle. La Rojita started the second half just as they did the first. Precise passes, flicks and late runs by midfielders and from the flanks. One such period of play in the 54th minute resulted in Gelabert sliding in a precise through ball into the path of a surging Moukhliss but the midfield engine lost his balance and Rachid Soumana pounced on his tiny window of opportunity to clear the ball away from the area.Abel Ruiz almost scored his third goal when Miranda’s cross after an overlap on the left met his right foot inside the box but the end product wasn’t on target.Cesar Gelabert dazzled the crowd with his touches on the ball through the centre of the pitch. He showed great composure on the ball and ran the show as Spain continued to threaten the Niger defence. The crowd applauded him off the field, as he was replaced by Jose Lara in the 78th minute.Sergio Gomez struck the final nail in the coffin in the 82nd minute when he curled a low left-footed shot into the bottom right corner to make it a dominant 4-0.Spain passed their way towards the final whistle and there was Niger could do to claw their way back into the game. The winning side looked hungry and threatened with every surge forward.Spain will now take on DPR Korea whereas Niger will hope to keep their hopes alive against tournament favourites Brazil. read more