Dr. Natalie Whylie (second left), Senior Medical Officer, KPH, holds a box of labelled Turmeric tea during a virtual launch held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 inside the conference room. Looking on from left are: Mr. Burknell Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Kingston Public & Victoria Jubilee Hospitals; Mr. Stewart Jacobs, Commercial Manager, Derrimon Trading Company Limited; Mr. Joel Harris, Marketing Director, Shavuot International and Dr. Samantha Nicholson - Spence, Head of Internal Medicine, KPH.
A unique partnership was developed among the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), Derrimon Trading Company Limited and Shavuot International to provide turmeric tea to Covid-19 patients. It is hoped that this partnership will Harvest Goodness and improve people's well being. This initiative along with many others will help to quicken the recovery rate of Covid-19 affected patients within hospitals and to ease the stress of the healthcare system while fueling growth within in our economy, that can create more job opportunities especially in times like these. Shavuot International Holdings Limited, through distributor Derrimon Trading Company Limited has been supplying the hospital with 10 cases of tea per week since about mid-march. The arrangement, which is for three months, was formalized during the virtual launch on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
In her remarks at the launch, Dr. Natalie Whylie, Senior Medical Officer, KPH, said that studies have revealed that turmeric and its active compound are known to benefit patients by helping to strengthen the immune system and enhancing overall health. She also thanked the companies for partnering with KPH to assist in the fight against the deadly disease.