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The maternity ward at the Mandeville Regional Hospital has received three mobile blood pressure machines and two cardiotocographs, valued at over US$8,000, from the Rotary Club of Mandeville, with support from Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB).
At the handing over ceremony, held at the hospital on April 15, Branch Manager at JMMB, Mrs. Marcia Whittaker, highlighted the health care that persons are receiving at public health facilities, and noted her experience of that service when she took her daughter to the Mandeville Regional Hospital, recently.
“I walked into the hospital, tests were done, and after everything was finished, I asked how much I owed, and they told me ‘nothing’. That was saving of a good amount of money. That was my first experience with free health care, and it reinforces the commitment that JMMB has in providing equipment for the hospital. As part of our social responsibility, we believe that we should continue to assist people. And through these projects we are able to touch a wide variety of people,” she said.
In his response, Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital, Mr. Alwyn Miller, said the ongoing support from the Mandeville Rotarians, helps the institution to give quality service to the over 5,000 deliveries that take place at the maternity ward annually.
“The Rotary Club of Mandeville has a rich history of assisting people throughout this parish, particularly the Mandeville Regional Hospital. This gift is significant, not only because of the value, but also because it is to serve our fellowmen, and help to facilitate and preserve lives,” he said.
In his inaugural address last year, President of the Rotary Club of Mandeville, Dr. Olajide Adekeye, said that part of his mission during his tenure was to source equipment for the hospital. Since then, he and his team have presented several vital state-of-the-art equipment to the institution.