The Rotary Club of Tortola recently donated $50,000 to the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to purchase laboratory equipment for the new Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre, which is scheduled to open on Thursday, February 20.
President of the Rotary Club of Tortola Michael Killourhy said his organisation was delighted to make the valuable contribution.
“We have donated in the past and we are happy to donate again. The hospital is a great institution and we are happy to help the hospital and the professionals that work there to keep making it a great institution,” Killourhy said.
Chief Executive Officer of the BVIHSA Dr Ronald Georges thanked Rotary for their donation and encouraged other organisations and clubs to follow suit as all contributions will help with the advancement of healthcare in the British Virgin Islands.
He said” “The Rotary Club of Tortola is one of the organisations that continue to invest into the lives of the community. They continue to give towards the advancement of public healthcare and we cannot thank them enough.”
“Building a robust health institution is a monumental task and we continue to encourage the community to partner with us as we seek to improve healthcare service delivery locally,” Dr Georges added.
Important to support Rotary Fundraisers
Meanwhile, Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club Lynette Harrigan stressed on why residents need to show support to fundraising initiatives by Rotary.
“We re-invest back into the community from our fundraisers. We wanted to know that the Iris O’Neal Medical Centre is outfitted with proper machines needed for the community,” Harrigan stated.
“That is why we encourage the community to support Rotary Fundraisers because we see to it that those monies are reinvested back into the community where it can make a difference,” she added.
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