The Rotary Club of Mandeville on Tuesday, July 28, presented medical equipment worth over US$5000 ($450,000.00 JA) to the Mandeville Regional Hospital during their weekly luncheon meeting at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville.
 
The Rotary Club of Mandeville on Tuesday, July 28, presented medical equipment worth over US$5000 ($450,000.00 JA) to the Mandeville Regional Hospital during their weekly luncheon meeting at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville.

President of the Club, Dr. Olajide Adekeye, a specialist in the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in explaining the importance of the project expressed that they were vital pieces of equipment that the facility has been clamouring to receive for cases of emergency.   "The hospital is in dire need of emergency equipment and each piece of equipment that we present today is important to provide quality health care," he explained. The Rotary Club of Mandeville pledged to give more than US$50,000 worth of equipment to the Mandeville Regional Hospital within this Rotary year which started on July 1, 2009.

Receiving the equipment on behalf of the hospital, CEO of the hospital Ms. Paulette Elliott lauded the Rotary Club or Mandeville for their continued support to health care in the parish and more so to the Mandeville Regional Hospital. "On behalf of the Mandeville Regional Hospital, we are delighted and grateful to the Rotary Club of Mandeville for these gifts during this economically challenging time, they will go a far way in providing quality health care," she shared.

The medical equipment included nebulizers and oxygen metres, which are used to treat patients suffering from asthma attacks, heart attacks, Pneumonia and other causes of shortness of breath.  The medical equipment were sourced by Polio Chair of the Rotary District 7020 which covers the Caribbean, Mr. Trevor Heaven.

In handing over the equipment to Mrs. Elliott, Community Service Director of the Club, Mr. Orville Morgan expressed his delight in making the presentation to the CEO and assured her that the commitment of the Rotary Club of Mandeville will not wane.

This is the second major presentation for the 2009-2010 regime of the Rotary Club of Mandeville.  The initial presentation was made during their annual installation service on July 1st, when a computer valued at US$1000 ($90,000.00 JA), equipped with free internet was handed over to the Waltham Basic School in collaboration with FLOW Jamaica.

The Rotary Club of Mandeville this year plan to assist communities in the areas of Water, Health, Hunger and Literacy.
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