It was all smiles on Tuesday for Health Minister Clarice Modeste, when she ceremonially received a 40 foot container of medical supplies valued at more than US$1 Million, through an initiative undertaken by a member of the Board of the Directors of WINDREF at St George’s University (SGU).
Through the USA-based Benevolent Healthcare Foundation and its subsidiary Project Cure, Ellen Ratner along with Cholene Sepinosa were responsible for the donation, which, according to the minister will have positive impact on healthcare services.
Chancellor of the SGU, Charles Modica said that the Ratner family has been very involved in contributing to the health services on the island. When Ratner embarked on preparing the container, she worked along with the relevant health professionals on the island to ensure that what was required, was what was sent. The supplies includes crash carts, wheelchairs, nebulisers, blood pressure testing machines and other equipment that are used daily at government healthcare facilities.
“The equipment and supplies received are what we need, and we appreciate this greatly as we seek to improve the health services,” Modeste said.
The gift was presented to Minister Modeste during a short ceremony held on the Grand Anse campus of the university and it was witnessed by officials from the Ministry of Health, the General Hospital and other persons from SGU.
By Linda Straker