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Massy Foundation donates 27 laptops to COVID fight


RACHELLE AGARD

Massy Foundation donates 27 laptops to COVID fight
Massy Foundation donated 27 laptops to the National Vaccination Programme. (Picture by Jameel Springer)

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Fully vaccinated people will no longer have to wait to receive their new digital vaccination certificates, as the medical team is now equipped to produce them on site.

This comes after the Massy Foundation donated 27 purpose-built Dell Latitude 5420 rugged laptops for use with the national vaccination programme.

The computers, which cost $155 000, are already in use at the Masonic Lodge at Salters, St George, where the presentation was made Wednesday morning to Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic.

When the vaccination programme has been completed, the laptops will be given to the Barbados Defence Force for use in their field medical facility.

Bostic noted the laptops would play a significant role as health officials sought to improve the numbers of fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated people in Barbados.

“They come at a time when we are about to see greater numbers arriving and departing Grantley Adams International Airport, including Barbadians and residents of Barbados. This will now allow us to be able to do what the people want which is to receive their vaccination certificate so that they can travel in a hassle free corporate environment,” he said.

Chairman of Massy Foundation Everton Browne, said this was but one of their initiatives in the COVID fight.

“This particular contribution to the COVID-19 national effort by the Massy companies in Barbados in concert with the Massy Foundation (Barbados), which has Health & Environment and Humanitarian & Disaster Relief as two of its focus areas, is but one of other initiatives that have already taken place, or are presently at different stages of completion,” he said during the ceremony.

“Our charitable initiatives in the wider COVID-19 national effort, have, and will continue to be for the benefit of vulnerable persons in our community, as well as for institutions and organisations that are providing the much needed services for our people,” he said.   (RA)