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SVL makes multimillion-dollar donation to aid Jamaica's Ebola fight

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 5:28 PM

The Health Ministry has received another donation from the private sector to assist with efforts to protect the country from the deadly Ebola virus.

Earlier today, Supreme Ventures Limited handed over a cheque valued at $7 million for the purchase of various equipment.

The items to be bought include a thermal sensing unit for the Falmouth Cruise Ship Complex, 10 Ebola kits containing operating theatre gowns, shoes, bags for bio-hazardous materials and disposable needles.

The funds will also be used to purchase two type B complementary kits containing surgical aprons, body bags, safety goggles and 25 rechargeable non-contact infra-red forehead thermometer units.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson said the equipment will go a far way in the country’s Ebola preparations and response.

Last week Sagicor donated $4.3 million for the purchase of a Fever Scan Machine to be used at the Sangster International Airport.

Four hand held thermal sensors were also donated to the Ministry of Health for use at the Norman Manley International Airport by the husband of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Errald Miller earlier this month.


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