The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) benefited from a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Chinese community in Jamaica, to help fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the island.
The handing over took place at Garmex Freezone on March 31, 2020.
According to Wentworth Charles, Board Chairman, South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), the donations will assist the Region tremendously in protecting Health Care Workers from exposure to the virus and to improve occupational health and safety.
He also expressed thanks to the Chinese community in Jamaica for their kind gesture which will strengthen the relationship between Jamaica and China.
Maureen Golding, Regional Director, SERHA, noted that the PPE received will be distributed to other institutions that falls under SERHA where there is a shortage of supplies. She also expressed that in times like these, the staff and patients’ health and protection is of utmost priority.
The equipment donated include 100 surgeon gloves, 25 sharps container with cover, 20 boxes of N95 masks, five gallons of hand sanitizer, 166 surgical gowns, 50 nurse caps, syringes with needles and other valuable items.