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Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre), and Chairman, South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Lyttleton Shirley (right), observe as President, Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston, Andrea Sweeney, unveils a blood gas analyzer, valued at US$62,000, which the Club presented to the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Thursday (June 7). The analyzer will boost the services provided by the hospital’s Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, which attends to babies and young children suffering from congenital heart disease, in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. The new machine replaced an older version, which was leased by the hospital.

 

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre), along with President, Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston, Andrea Sweeney (2nd left); Chairman, South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Lyttleton Shirley (2nd right); and Senior Medical Officer, Bustamante Hospital for Children, Dr. Michelle-Ann Richards-Dawson (right), listen as representative of the firm, Medical Solutions Limited, Wayne Ashwood, outlines the features and functions of a blood gas analyzer, valued at US$62,000, which was presented to the Bustamante Hospital for Children by the Club, on Thursday (June 7). Medical Solutions Limited is the local distributor for Denmark-based medical firm, Radiometer International, which manufactures the machine. Medical Solutions was instrumental in assisting the Kingston Rotary Club to source the US$62,000 machine, which replaced an older version that was leased by the hospital. The analyzer will boost the services provided by the hospital’s Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, which attends to babies and young children suffering from congenital heart disease in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.