‘s Lands Hos­pi­tal re­cei­ves CO­VID-19 tria­ge post from Li­ons clubs

Times of Suriname - - PANORAMA -

‘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.”

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