Over half a million worth of equipment for health sector

The Ministry of Health has obtained  in excess of $540, 000 worth of new medical equipment from the Dominica Social Investment Fund (DSIF).

Blood pressure apparatuses, diagnostic sets, ECG machines, examination lamps, resuscitators, foetal monitors, refrigerators for the storage of vaccines and vaginal speculum, were among the items donated to the health sector on Friday.

“DSIF’s board of management, upon request from the ministry of health, approved projects, that is medical equipment, in the sum of $548, 342,” said Julius Timothy, Minister for Health.

The objective of the equipment are to “improve the stock of diagnostic and other medical equipment for health centres throughout the island. The expected outcome of this objective is an improvement in the delivery of health care services to mainly target groups, that will result in an improvement in the quality of life; reduction of poverty levels through improvement in healthy care,” Timothy said.

The contribution is also expected to intensify health promotion activities.

DSIF Chairman Marcus Francis appealed for the proper use of the equipment.

“Use the equipment in such a manner that you will get maximum output out of it and that it will last,” Francis told health officials at the handing over.

“There seems to be an idea in some people’s minds that once equipment have been purchased by an external organization it can be used in the very literal sense and sometimes abused,” Francis added.

– DNO Correspondent

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3 Comments

  1. Dominica's Future
    April 27, 2010

    That’s GREAT!!! Hope it will be put to good use!!!

  2. Only Observing.
    April 26, 2010

    Thank you DSIF! I hopte the supplies will be used and cared for properly. By the way, the word equipment has no “S”. I was just correcting my child about that.

  3. April 26, 2010

    now all you talking! So long DSIF didn’t know they had to do that?

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