On Friday, the US Government officially presented J$12 million in medical supplies to the Cornwall Regional Hospital. The ceremony was held at the Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing.
Charge d'affaires Eric Khant formally delivered the items to Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, who was accompanied by CEO of the Cornwall Regional Hospital, Dr Anthony Smikle.
Khant said, "I am extremely happy to support the Government and people of Jamaica. I am confident these supplies will positively impact the hospital's delivery services in surgery, emergency care, neonatal and general practice."
Tufton said the Ministry welcomed the supplies which would add significant value to the hospital in its delivery of health care services. The Minister also stated that the donation would facilitate the diversion of funds to purchase other critical supplies for the hospital.
The contribution of medical supplies was made possible through the Children's Medical Services International Incorporated, a US non-governmental organisation, in coordination with United States Agency for International Development and the US Department of Defense.