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BHC Receives COVID-19 Support from Diaspora for Children Foundation

Updated: May 31, 2022

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Wednesday, October 20, 2021: The Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) received a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Diaspora for Children Foundation (D4CF), to assist with the fight against the coronavirus. The donation includes 360 PPE gowns, 1300 disposable face mask with ear-loops, 720 N95 masks, 224 face shields, 1750 Powder free nitric exam gloves, 2400 Rhino Original Nitrile powder free gloves, 175 cloth face covering, 35 wipes and 22 hand sanitizers.

Dr, Michelle-Ann Richards-Dawson, Senior Medical Officer, BHC accepted the donation on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the institution, noting that the donation will boost the assurance of the healthcare workers as they continue to fight during this pandemic. “I extend sincerest appreciation on behalf of the patients and staff to the Foundation and its local and overseas donors for the donations.

The donation of the personal protective equipment are very timely and we are grateful that these supplies will aid with the COVID-19 response in the south eastern part of the island,” said Dr. Dawson. “The Foundation is pleased to make this donation to the hospital as we play our part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The children are our future and we know how strained the health care facilities have been. We hope that this contribution from us will make a difference and inspire others in the diaspora to help more persons in need. We thank the team at the Ministry of Health & Wellness for helping us make this donation and look forward to giving back in other ways in the future.”- said Mr. Ibrahim Konteh, Executive Director, D4CF.

The Foundation is a US-based non-profit group focused on child development. Their recent donations includes donating over 500 bag packs, books, school uniforms, pencils, sharpeners to Kensington Primary, York Town Primary, Highgate primary, Rock River All Age and New Forest Primary Schools.

Dr. Michelle-Ann Richards-Dawson, Senior Medical Officer, Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) accepts face masks and gowns from Ms. Kimberly Nain, Country Representative, Diaspora for Children, Jamaica during the handover presentation on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the institution. Looking on from left are: Mrs. Camile Wallen-Panton, Chief Executive Officer, BHC; Mrs. Beverley Senior-Berry, Director of Nursing Services, BHC and Mr. Errol Greene OD, JP, Regional Director, SERHA.

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