by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Equipment donated to the Joseph N France General Hospital will go a long way towards improving the delivery of health services to residents of St. Kitts and Nevis.
In a brief ceremony, on Monday, January 31, 2022, the Ministry of Health received the donations. Recording Artiste Dejour Alexander donated a wheelchair, while the Next Generation Laboratory donated nine Cardiac monitors and four computers.
Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, Medical Chief of Staff at the JNF General Hospital accepted the donations on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
WINN News contacted Dr. Wilkinson following the ceremony. He said the nine cardiac monitors will be added to what is there already and will be used for monitoring patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation levels.
Wilkinson confirmed that the equipment will be used in the emergency room, medical and surgical wards and recovery room, while the four computers will be for the administrative staff. In regards to the wheelchair, the doctor said it will be used on various wards for patient transportation.
WINN News also contacted one of the donors, Mr. Dejour Alexander who expressed the reason for the donation and hinted at possible future donations.
The artiste said, “It’s just something I felt obligated to do as an artiste/influencer and citizen of this federation. I love my people. This is my first donation to the JNF General hospital and I’d like to make donations to schools, football teams etc.
In conclusion, Dejour said, “Once Jah continues to bless me, I’ll continue to bless my people.”