Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand, received a quantity of medical equipment on Wednesday, from the Miami-based medical supplies company Rayomed.
The company, which has done business in Barbados outfitting several polyclinics on the island, was represented by its technical director, Mr. Hubert Alonso. The donated supplies included stethoscopes, scales, otoscopes and recognition pins for nurses.
Mr. Alonso promised that further donations would be made, as his company was also working with the charity arm of the Barbados International Business Association, to provide equipment to the public health sector.
Dr. Ferdinand thanked the company for the generous donation, noting that good, high quality equipment was valued by the doctors and nursing staff in the polyclinics who sought to offer the best care possible to the general public.
The presentation ceremony, which took place at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, was witnessed by Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Wendy Sealy, as well as doctors and nursing staff at the polyclinic.