Assistance with the Government of Jamaica’s COVID-19 Response
Category: Opportunity Projects
- The St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital was given a video laryngoscope which allows medical personnel to place breathing tubes without being in very close proximity to critical patients. The instrument also allows for non-invasive surgical procedures to diagnose and/or treat other conditions.
- USD200,000.00 was allocated to this initiative to assist the GoJ to mitigate the impact of the pandemic of COVID-19. The consultation was done with the Ministry of Health to identify areas of need and funds were used to purchase a Purification System and face masks. The purification system significantly reduces the time for the processing of samples from five hours to 25 minutes. In the five hours, the National Laboratory used to process 50 samples, but now with the machine, they are able to do almost 90 samples in 25 minutes.