Christmas has come early for the Tobago Regional Health Authority.
The Anglican Church has donated a $100,000 high tech ultrasound machine to the Scarborough General Hospital. The equipment will be put to use immediately.
The small but significant equipment handover between the Anglican Archdiocese of Trinidad and Tobago and the Tobago Regional Health Authority took place Monday. Anglican Bishop Claude Berkeley presented the life-saving equipment to Health Secretary, Tracy Davidson-Celestine at the Scarborough General Hospital.
The Secretary highlighted the significant boost the equipment would bring to hospital, particularly for pregnant women.
Bishop Claude Berkeley said, “I am happy to be associated with this effort and, in particular, in the service that it is appropriate for quality for all medical care of all people on the island, and by extension, Trinidad and Tobago.”
Dr. Victor Wheeler, Chief Medical Officer (Ag), SGH noted that this donation was ‘significant for increasing the capacity of healthcare in Tobago.
This donation came on the heels of a $2.1 million endowment of ventilators and oxygen concentrators with accessories from PAHO last Friday. This will go towards the TRHA efforts to deal with the demands of COVID care and the expected Delta variant surge on the island.