December 1, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
Representatives of the Port Maria Hospital in St Mary, Jamaica, were elated to receive a donation of medical equipment from the JN Foundation.
The equipment, which comprise an ECG machine, 10 Pulse oximeters, six digital thermometers, a vital signs monitor and a hospital lamp and stand were funded by a grant provided from the JN Foundation.
“JN has always been working with us and to see that we put forth this project to them, requesting equipment to enhance healthcare and that it has been approved, I can say that we are overjoyed and for sure, this will enhance service delivery for our patients”, said Lorraine Brown-Wright, Chief Executive Officer of the Port Maria Hospital.
Meanwhile, Dr Powell Sydney, Senior Medical Officer at the Port Maria Hospital underscored the importance of partnership with the private sector, as he noted that the health sector is in need of critical equipment to improve healthcare.
“These partnerships are clearly critical for us because there is no way that gap can be closed without benefactors and in particular one of the measure..[used to determine] whether a country is developed is actually the maternal mortality ratio, which reflects the care that we give to women” he said.
Dr Sydney noted that there has been a significant decrease in the death rate of women. He said the equipment requested will assist the hospital in managing the care of these patients and other persons with chronic lifestyle diseases.