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Issa Trust Foundation donates J$32m in critical supplies for COVID-19 crisis

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:13 AM
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The Issa Trust Foundation, the non-profit organisation of Couples Resorts Jamaica, has reacted with urgency to the medical needs of the Jamaican Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic by sourcing US$238,000 (J$32 million) in equipment and supplies for the country.

This donation will include two GE Ventilators (valued at J$3 million), a new portable X-ray Machine (valued at J$2 million) and a 40ft container of supplies and equipment (valued at J$27 million). The container donations will include a Draegar XL ventilator, suction machines, beds, stretchers, an ultrasound machine, infusion pumps, hand sanitiser, gowns, gloves, a CPAP machine, an ECG machine, along with many other essential items to assist with the current crisis.

“Couples Resorts and Issa Trust Foundation are committed to working with the Ministry of Health to strengthen capacity for Jamaica’s public healthcare system,” said Paul Issa, chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation in a press release last weekend. “We thank all our partners, particularly, Partners for World Health, for rising up to support our heroes on the front lines as we care for everyone in Jamaica that rely on critical equipment and supplies during this unprecedented time,” added Diane Pollard, president & chief executive officer of the Issa Trust Foundation.

The Issa Trust Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2005 by Couples Resorts to advocate for the medical and educational needs of children and families in Jamaica. The Issa Trust Foundation organises medical missions and educational outreach initiatives aimed towards helping parents provide children with safe, nurturing and permanent homes.

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