Equipment donated to polyclinic
Two private sector companies have stepped in to provide needed equipment for the Winston Scott Polyclinic.
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand on Tuesday received medical equipment valued at $32,241 from Consumer Guarantee Insurance (CGI) and Diagnostic Radiology Services/Emergency Room and the Paloma Charitable Foundation.
CGI and Diagnostic Radiology Services/Emergency Room donated two mechanical scales as well as an opthalmoscope and an otoscope – instruments used to examine the eyes and ears. The Paloma Charitable Foundation, meantime, provided an autoclave which is used to sterilize medical instruments.
Lisl Lewis of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) Charity said the three entities responded to an appeal from her organization, which has been working closely with the Ministry of Health to assist Government in meeting priority needs in the health sector.
Dr Ferdinand thanked the three companies and told their representatives that the equipment was greatly appreciated since the Winston Scott Polyclinic served a very large catchment area. (DP/BGIS)