‘s Lands Hospital receives COVID-19 triage post from Lions clubs
‘s Lands Hospital (LH) on Friday morning received a COVID19 triage post from 3 Lions clubs in Suriname. The wellequipped prefab post is located next to the entrance of the hospital and will welcome suspected COVID19 cases. Rudy Augustin, council chairperson of the Multiple District 60, pointed out that the services clubs, also want to lend a helping hand in the fight against the contagious virus. Lions Club Paramaribo Central, Lions Club Felice and Lions Club South therefore filed a request for support at Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). “With about fifteen million American dollars in subsidies at its disposal the LCIF therefore supports Lions Clubs worldwide including the ones in Suriname. LCIF gives priority to supporting regions with extreme confirmed percentages of COVID19 cases. The focus is at addressing the needs that eists within the local medical and disaster control systems”, said Augustin.
Glenn Tewarie, president of Lions Club Paramaribo Central, pointed out that “it is the oldest club’s obligation to do its part in this corona pandemic”. The triage post is modern and equipped with all the necessary medical equipment. He explained that “it all started with a donation of goods to the Academic Hospital Paramaribo (AZP)”. “That is when we decided that we also wanted to do something for the LH. The three Lions Clubs decided to supply this hospital with a triage clinic after receiving the necessary funds from the LCIF. The secretary of Lions Club Paramaribo Felice, Romano Morsen, explained that no efforts were spared to carry out this project.
Suze Holband, Medical Director at LH, applauded the donation which will make it possible to isolate suspected COVID19 cases in comfort. “Thanks to the donation the screening can take place at the gate with less delay and more efficiency.”