The public health system has benefitted from a donation of medical supplies valued at approximately $67.5 million from International Gospel Recording Artiste and Pastor, Donnie McClurkin, through his Perfecting Faith Ministries.
Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, who received the supplies during a ceremony at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston on Monday, June 2, expressed appreciation on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica.
He noted that each year the work of the Ministry of Health is complemented by the involvement of numerous donors.
“Medical missions like yours have saved us millions over the years,” Dr. Ferguson said.
He informed that in 2012, the government saved an estimated US$637,000 as a result of contributions from 172 medical missions, while in 2013 approximately US$990,000 was saved from just over 200 missions.
“When we look at those figures for the past two years we realise right away that this particular donation (US$625,000) is very significant coming from a single group,” he emphasised.
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SOURCE: Jamaica Information Service