The Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) received personal protective equipment (PPE), valued at more than US$10,000, from the German Embassy, to boost safety against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Speaking at the handover ceremony today (June 15), at the German Embassy, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at the hospital, Dr. Michelle-Ann Richards-Dawson, said the team at the institution is “delighted” to have the equipment.
“This donation is extremely important for us, and it will be put to good use, to ensure that our staff are well protected as we continue to serve the people of Jamaica,” the SMO said.
For his part, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Jamaica, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Pohl, said the Embassy had wanted to support a COVID-19-related project, and he was very happy when a staff member at the hospital reached out to them.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer at the hospital, Camile Wallen Panton, said the items “will go a long way to assist, even outside of COVID”.