Tobago Gets 2.19 Million Equipment Donation From PAHO

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Tobago Gets 2.19 Million Equipment Donation From PAHO

The Tobago parallel health care system received what has been described as a timely boost of seven ventilators as part of a two million dollar equipment donation by the Pan American Health Organization.

Thirty oxygen concentrators valued at almost US one hundred thousand dollars are also on their way to the island to help battle the COVID pandemic.

Secretary for Health Wellness and Family Development, Tracy Davidson-Celestine, who was on hand at the small equipment handover ceremony said: “We know as the Delta variant rears its ugly head, chances are the system will become overwhelmed.

Yesterday 55 cases, today none. It’s impossible to cater to everyone who will need hospital care, as we don’t not have the infrastructure nor the human resources. We still have to prepare.”

The event took place at the Scarborough General Hospital, Friday morning.

PAHO country representative, Dr Erica Wheeler, highlighted the ongoing relationship between her organization and this island through the Tobago Regional Health Authority and Division of Health Wellness and Family Development.