Honour Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo for Guyana's future

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It's been 2 months since the sudden, devastating death of Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo, Dip. Pharm, MBBS, MMed, respected Lecturer and Pediatrician and the sense of loss has still left many in a state of shock. His death saw an unprecedented outpouring of grief and testimonials from persons of all strata in society - politicians from both sides of the House, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and hundreds upon hundreds of patients across Guyana.

We are petitioning the Government of Guyana and/or the University of Guyana to confer a permanent honour which would serve as a reminder to present and future generations of Guyanese of Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo’s unparalleled and selfless contributions to humanity, healthcare, medical education and the field of medicine in Guyana.

Dr. Chatterdeo practiced medicine in Guyana for 20 years until his final day in August 2020. He was a Consultant Pediatrician, former Head of Pediatrics at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corp., Assistant Professor and Principal Tutor of Pediatrics at the University of Guyana, a Mentor, Philanthropist and Family-oriented exemplar.

A wise man once said: "The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit". Dr. Chatterdeo cultivated an entire forest of trees in his students. Some of us who graduated more than 10 years ago can still vividly recall his virtues and remain in awe of his knowledge, accessibility, principles, patience, integrity, humility and willingness to impart knowledge.

Dr. Chatterdeo stood tallest in his field not only for his academic acumen but more so for his dedication and accessibility at any hour to his patients and students and his ability to explain any ailment in a manner that anyone could understand.

We call on all Guyanese, at home and overseas, current and past medical students, fellow healthcare providers and front-line workers, friends and family of Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo to lend your support by signing this call for an appropriate honour in his name.

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