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Inniss welcomes $50 000 donation


Inniss welcomes $50 000 donation

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MINISTER OF INDUSTRY and International Business Donville Inniss contends that the only way Government can get a hand on the much discussed health care financing was if there is a strategic public/private sector partnership.

“The state cannot do it alone,” he said as he applauded Canadian insurance firm Chancery Reinsurance Co. for their gift of $50 000 to the Barbados Cancer Society (BCS), the Diabetes Association of Barbados (DAB) and the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) charity on Friday afternoon at CGE International Insurance Services’ office, St Lawrence main road, Christ Church.

“I think what we are witnessing here today to my mind is a good example of the direction which health care financing administration has to go in Barbados . . . .”

Louisa Lewis-Ward, trustee of the BIBA charity, which received $10 000, revealed that the funds would go towards funding a walk-in cooler for the Winston Scott Polyclinic. The cooler will house all of the vaccines for the island’s children.

Noreen Merritt, president of the DAB, which received $20 000, up from last year’s $10 000 donation, was also thankful for the funds and said they would be very helpful in the purchase of blood ketone monitors for A Child With Diabetes programme. She noted that the association would need further help to purchase future strips for the machines.

The BCS, represented by its president Dorothy Cooke-Johnson, as well received $20 000 an increase over the $10 000 they received from Chancery in 2014.

Pledging his company’s continued support, senior director at Chancery Reinsurance, John Waddell, said he was proud to be in such a well rounded country as Barbados and was grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to the island. (SDB Media)