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Bajans in Canada donate health supplies

CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

Bajans in Canada donate health supplies

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THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH is singing the praises of overseas benefactors who have donated more than $250 000 worth in medical equipment and supplies.

The generous donation was made possible through Consul General for Barbados in Toronto, Haynesley Benn. He was at the ministry’s Jemmotts Lane, St Michael headquarters where two large containers were being unpacked.

“This is an effort by Barbadian groups in Toronto which are interested in procuring medical supplies for Barbados’ Government. There are many Barbadians in Canada who work in the medical field and there are numerous alumni groups over there and every month they meet where representatives of each organisation form the Barbados Independence Celebrations Committee,” he said.

Benn said the committee partnered with the Mission for Advanced Theological Education/Friends Committed To Caring.

“It was originally just a number of wheelchairs and other technical supplies for the QEH, but when we recognised the range of products available, we decided to deal with the Ministry of Health on a whole instead and have the items distributed throughout the various health institutions,” he said. (CA)