Medical supplies totalling approximately Can$25,000 (J$2 million) have been presented to the Port Antonio Hospital, by Helping Hands of Jamaica Foundation in Canada.
Included in the items are a cardio treograph machine, one electro cardiogram machine and a blood bank refrigerator.
The presentation, which was made during a short ceremony at the hospital on August 21, is part of a programme of ongoing assistance to the hospital, being undertaken by Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation.
President of Jones and Jones Production Limited in Canada, Miss Denise Jones, speaking at a ceremony for the presentation of medical equipment by Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation in Canada, at the Port Antonio Hospital, on August 21.
Making the presentation on behalf of Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation was President of Jones and Jones Production Limited in Canada, Miss Denise Jones.
She said the organisation was pleased to be able to assist the hospital, as its members were cognisant of the critical importance that good health care plays in the development of the nation.
Miss Jones said Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation is fully committed to working with individuals and organisations of goodwill, to improve the quality of life in the country, by helping to address the areas of need and working to ensure the social upliftment of the Jamaican people.
Accepting the gift on behalf of the hospital, Deputy Director of Nursing Services, Mrs. Jennifer Miller, thanked Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation for its kind gesture in providing the equipment, and noted that they would go a far way in enabling the hospital to continue to provide quality health care for its patients.