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Canada donates JMD$11.3 million in direction of COVID-19 response in Jamaica

(MENAFN – Caribbean Information International)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The federal government of Canada, by way of the Canada Fund for Native Initiatives, on Tuesday, donated $11.3 million (CAD$100,000) to the ministry of well being and wellness, in help of the federal government of Jamaica’s COVID-19 response.

Canada’s contribution will help the enlargement of the COVID-19 wards by enabling the procurement of some 48 hospital beds. Procurement is predicted by April 30, 2021.

Excessive Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica, Emina Tudakovic, on the transient handover ceremony held on the ministry’s workplaces in New Kingston, famous that this donation responds to an pressing precedence.

‘Canada stands with its worldwide companions within the battle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic. The help to those hospital wards is an extension of Canada’s international response and worldwide help to creating nations to forestall additional unfold of the coronavirus and strengthen governments’ capability to battle the pandemic. Canada stays dedicated to the efforts of the federal government of Jamaica on this battle,’ stated the Excessive Commissioner.

Minister of well being and wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton expressed gratitude for the continued cooperation between Canada and Jamaica; and supplied his appreciation for Canada’s beneficiant help of the island’s COVID-19 response efforts.

‘Success within the battle in opposition to this international pandemic requires collaboration and cooperation. The federal government and folks of Jamaica are grateful to the federal government and folks of Canada for this donation, which can assist to spice up our native response actions,’ the minister stated.

The availability of extra beds will assist to reinforce the capability and resilience of the well being system to supply efficient medical look after individuals with COVID-19 in Jamaica.

Extra in regards to the Canada Fund

By way of the Canada Fund for Native Initiatives, a further 12 million JMD was offered to 5 area people organisations as focused reduction to a few of these most affected in weak communities over a 12-month interval. The Canada Fund helps small-scale, high-impact tasks in creating nations, which align with Canada’s thematic precedence areas for engagement. Tasks are chosen and accredited by the Excessive Fee of Canada in Jamaica.

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