Hospitals to receive mobile blood pressure machines

June 15, 2021
Mobile Blood Pressure Machines at a handover ceremony, on Monday, at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in New Kingston. The equipment will be distributed to 15 hospitals, including 13 in the rural areas. (contributed photos)

Fifteen hospitals, including 13 in the rural areas, will receive mobile blood pressure machines and arm cuffs of assorted sizes, State Minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, has disclosed.

Speaking at the handover of the equipment by the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North, in New Kingston on Monday, the State Minister said inadequate supplies of  mobile blood pressure monitors and children arm cuffs have impacted the ability of some rural hospitals to respond effectively with treatment.

“Today’s handover ceremony marks a step in the right direction, as the Ministry, through this generous gift, seeks to improve and advance the quality of healthcare across Jamaica, especially to our child and adolescent population,” she noted.

The donation includes 36 wheeled internal mobile blood pressure machines and 159 cuffs of assorted sizes for infants and children.

“These will be distributed to 15 hospitals across the region, 13 of which are in rural areas,” former President of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North, Henleith Annmarie Curtis, noted.

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