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Percy Junor Hospital Receives Life-Saving Infant Warmer to Help Newborns in Distress

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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.

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