The Percy Junor Hospital (PJH) in northeast Manchester is the beneficiary of a life-saving infant warmer or resuscitaire machine which will provide critical care to newborns in distress. The machine, valued at a little less than J $1 million was donated to the hospital by the Rotary Club of Christiana in Manchester on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 on the hospital grounds.
left to right) Rotarian and Incoming Secretary, Ms. Avril Allen, President of the Rotary Club of Christiana, Ms. Leshana Campbell, Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the hospital, Dr. Christopher Fletcher, and CEO, Mr. Carlton Nichols.
Consultant in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the hospital, Dr. Christopher Fletcher explained that this gift will assist Jamaica in delivering on the commitment to reduce the maternal mortality ratio to 70 per 100,000 live births by the year 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. He added that the medical staff at the hospital are presently undergoing neonatal resuscitation training which will support the use of the machine.