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KPH Receives New Autoclave

Sep 10, 2018  |  Kingston

Members of staff from the Kingston Public Hospital including Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Colleen Wright (second right) and Operations Manager, Mrs. Kathleen Cooper-Brown (second left) pose with the newly installed autoclave.

Leading Florida-based Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Coy recently donated US$20,000 to purchase an autoclave for

the sterilisation of operating equipment at the Kingston Public Hospital. The donation was smoothly and quickly facilitated by the Gore Family Foundation’s (GFF) partner - the American Friends of Jamaica.

The new autoclave arrived from Israel, free of shipping costs courtesy of Isratech Jamaica Limited, whilst Gore Developments Ltd covered ground transportation and handling fees. The equipment was quickly delivered to

KPH for immediate use and warmly welcomed by all staff there.

In addition to the autoclave, Dr. Coy's donation will allow for two medical engineers from the Ministry of Health to travel to New York for training in the maintenance and repair of the equipment by the actual manufacturers.

Dr. Coy, a Jamaican by birth, is the founding partner of Miami International Cardiology Consultants and a Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Aventura Hospital in Florida.

Health Minister Dr. Chis Tufton, delighted at the much-need and most welcome ‘gift’, expressed his profound appreciation to Dr. Coy on behalf of KPH and the people of Jamaica.

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