CNOOC and Chinese Medical Team donate equipment to GPHC

On November 14, 2023, a quantity of acupuncture and Chinese massage equipment,  was donated by the Stabroek Oil Block partner, CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited (CPGL), and handed over to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Center at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is provided at the Georgetown Hospital through the services of the 19th Chinese Medical Team that is currently deployed in Guyana. The donation by CPGL is geared toward upgrading the existing TCM services at the institution and providing a more solid foundation for the development of TCM nationally.


Some of the equipment donated. (Photo: CPGL, 2023)


Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is based on the ancient medical and cultural practices of China, is renowned for its health and wellness benefits. The Chinese Medical Team is based at the Georgetown Public Hospital and has collaborated with the institution to make these services available locally. The TCM Centre, located on the second floor of the Hospital’s outpatient block, consists of two consultation rooms, providing the residents with acupuncture, Chinese massage, cupping, health rehabilitation and other TCM diagnosis and treatment services. The Centre is responsible for spreading knowledge about TCM locally. 


At the initiative of the Chinese Medical Team, in collaboration with the Hospital, the purchase of new acupuncture and massage examination beds, treatment cabinets and related supporting equipment from China was funded by CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited (CPGL). The move helps to address the difficulties in adapting to new treatment methodologies and diagnoses due to outdated facilities at the TCM clinic. 


According to the Chinese Medical Team, their support of the local health care system not only imparts advanced medical technology and service concepts but also shares the traditional Chinese virtues of caring, friendship and mutual assistance with the Guyanese people.