Marley Foundation donates $15m in equipment to hospitals

Kingston, Jamaica — The Robert Marley Foundation has donated $15.4 million in equipment to the Bustamante Hospital for Children, the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, the St Ann’s Bay Hospital, and the Women’s Health Network.

According to a press release from the foundation, the Bustamante Hospital received two Touchscreen Patient Monitors, two Mobile Stands with Baskets, four Aneroid Mobile and Desktop Blood Pressure Units, one Nebulizer, five Handheld Pulse Oximeters, and a set of PP1 Chairs.

The Victoria Jubilee Hospital received, five Handheld Pulse Oximeters, four Phototherapy Lamps, five Mobile Aneroid Sphygmomanometers, one Fetal & Maternal Monitor with metallic stand, two Resuscitation Infant Warmers, two Examination Lamps, one fully loaded Ventilator, and a set of PP1 Chairs.

The St Ann’s Bay Hospital received eight Suction Machines, seven Handheld Pulse Oximeters, six Desktop and Mobile Aneroid Blood Pressure Units, three Mobile Aneroid Sphygmomanometers, nine sets of PP1 Chairs, and two cases of Examination Gloves.

The Women’s Health Network Jamaica received one Portable Ultra Sound Machine.

The release further stated that the equipment provided to the Bustamante Hospital for Children will benefit patients of the Special Care Nursery, Accident & Emergency, Surgical ward and Medical Wards.

Those given to the St Ann’s Bay Hospital will be used on their Male Medical, Male surgical, Female Medical, and Accident & Emergency and out patients department. The Women’s Health Network and Victoria Jubilee equipment donation will benefit females who access the Obstetrics & Gynaecology department, the release added.

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