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  • Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) have donated 10 forehead thermometers valued at nearly $125,000, to assist with the country’s Ebola preparedness.
  • The thermometers were funded by the Association of Jamaicans UK Trust.
  • Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, was presented with the items on Wednesday, November 12, during at a brief ceremony at the Jamaican High Commission in London.

Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) have donated 10 forehead thermometers valued at nearly $125,000, to assist with the country’s Ebola preparedness.

The thermometers were funded by the Association of Jamaicans UK Trust, which is comprised of individuals and organisations that support health care in Jamaica, and were sourced by the International Healthcare Group UK.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, was presented with the items on Wednesday, November 12, during at a brief ceremony at the Jamaican High Commission in London.

Minister Arscott, who is in London for a meeting of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, thanked the Diaspora groups for donating the items. He said the Government recognises the value of Jamaicans, who live abroad.

Coordinator of International Healthcare Group UK, Celia Grandison-Markey, said the organisations and individuals recognise the work being done in Jamaica and wanted to help.

She said the health group is committed to working with other organisations to support efforts in Jamaica and the goal to make the island the place of choice to live, work, play and raise families in keeping with Vision 2030.

The UK Health Group recently donated 30 specialist blood pressure machines valued at just under $700,000 to the Ministry of Health.

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