LOCAL CARIBBEAN GROUP WITH ST. BONIFACE HOSPITAL RESEARCH CENTRE SEND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES TO GUYANA
By Paramjit S. Tappia, Secretary General CCHHE
On September 16, 2017, several members of the Caribbean Canada Heart Health Education (CCHHE) group
along with Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital, and Dr. Bram Ramjiawan,
Director of the Asper Clinical Research Institute, helped load a 40 ft trailer, bound for Guyana, with medical equipment and supplies at the International Hope Canada warehouse.
With around 20 other regular volunteers for Hope International the trailer was meticulously packed with many items that included beds, microscope, ultrasound machine, stretchers, wheelchairs, examination tables, walkers, IV poles and operating room supplies. The shipment through Quad City Port Services Inc., Quebec, reached Guyana November 13th and has now been distributed to various medical centres in different regions of the country with the help of the Ministry of Health and volunteers from the local Lions Club.
“This is a significant achievement for our organization,” said Kamta Roy Singh, President CCHHE.
We are grateful to Drs. Pierce and Ramjiawan in supporting our endeavours as well as the magnificent work that the volunteers and International Hope Canada undertake. We also appreciate the efforts of Dr. Sandra Sukhan (Honorary Consul to Guyana and Vice President of CCHHE) in initiating this project.
CCHHE is a Winnipeg based organization, under the auspices of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, and is involved in promoting the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the Caribbean through education and service.