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Issa Trust Foundation joins coronavirus fight

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Paul Issa, chairman of the Issa Trust Foundation.

With a well-documented history of assistance to the island’s health and education sectors, the Issa Trust Foundation, under the leadership of chairman, Paul Issa, and the patronage of Governor General Sir Patrick and Lady Allen, has joined in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Foundation, the non-profit arm of Couples Resorts Jamaica, has donated $32 million in equipment and supplies to the country in its anti-COVID-19 response efforts.

The items include two GE Ventilators (valued at $3 million), a new portable X-ray Machine (worth $2 million) and a 40ft container of supplies and equipment (valued at $27 million), comprising suction machines, beds, stretchers, an ultrasound machine, infusion pumps, hand sanitisers, gowns, gloves, an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine, and other essential items.

“Couples Resorts and Issa Trust Foundation are committed to working with the Ministry of Health to strengthen capacity for Jamaica’s public healthcare system,” Issa said in a statement.

“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 relies on critical equipment and supplies during this unprecedented time,” added president and chief executive officer, Diane Pollard.

The Issa Trust Foundation was established in 2005 by Couples Resorts. Its mission is to provide a system of prevention, health promotion and education, community health improvement and other services to promote the well-being and development of the people of Jamaica.