Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer
PORT ANTONIO, Portland:RESIDENTS OF the Portland Infirmary last week received a special treat from the HMED Division of Cari-Med Limited, which adopted that facility five years ago.
Sales manager of the pharmaceutical division at Cari-Med, Mikhail Powell, explained that the partnership with the infirmary was one borne out of love for the residents at that facility, who are considered to be the less fortunate.
'This is an annual treat and after five years, it is still a joy to come to Portland and to spread the love and Christmas feeling among these residents. It is our own way of saying that we love and care for you. Our team members are committed to this cause, and we at Cari-Med are serious about continuing this relationship.'
Among the goods donated were pharmaceutical items, household products, igloos, toiletries, and sanitising agents. The total cost of the donation amounted to approximately $1.8 million. The donation was made possible through partnership with Kirk Distributors, Cari-Med's sister company and other partners.
Matron of the infirmary, Juanita Dyer, expressed her gratitude, noting that the items will go a far way in assisting the residents.
"It is nice to know that we are still remembered by a section of corporate (Jamaica). We really appreciate the annual visit of Cari-Med and their donations. We are also happy that Cari-Med is a part of this family that has adopted us."
The Portland Infirmary currently houses 67 residents.