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Three Transport Ventilators at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital Are Repaired

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

Neonatal services at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) have been boosted with three transport ventilators that were repaired by the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSE) in partnership with Mona-Tech Engineering Services. Speaking at the function on Tuesday, (October 26), Dr.Yanique Brown, consultant paediatrician and head of the Neonatal Care Unit, VJH, expressed sincerest appreciation to both companies for the funding to repair the life-saving machines that will help the management team to treat more babies with respiratory problems. She added that the transport ventilators are breathing machines designed for emergency cases. It will also allow the clinical team from VJH to transport babies to the Bustamante Hospital for Children who are in need of special care.

Ms. Nora Blake, Manager, JSE said that the company in partnership with Mona-Tech Engineering Services have put in place a funding project to repair medical equipment for the major hospitals. She further explained that the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange has a valued proposition to greatly enhance the services of the public health facilities to first class standards. She also urged other private companies to make a positive contribution to the health sector.

In February 2021, the JSE donated an incubator to VJH.

The VJH is the largest maternity hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean, that delivers 7,000 babies annually and 300 infants that are admitted per month in the Neonatal Care Unit. On average the hospital sees up to 15 critical new born and most of which require a ventilator. VJH currently has 4 functional mechanical ventilators and 3 transport ventilators.

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