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The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) Jamaica, is requesting  support from the UK Diaspora to assist in the procurement of medical  equipment to help fight COVID-19.

With the advent of the 3rd-Wave in mid-July 2021, due to the arrival of the Delta variant, Jamaica saw more severe cases demonstrated by the  increased hospitalisation. This resulted in hospitals reaching maximum capacity and increased the need for more medical equipment and  supplies to treat patients.  

Whilst the positivity rate as of Nov 2, 2021 has moderated to 7.7% the  situation continues to be dire given the challenge with the low level of  vaccine uptake that reflects a fully vaccination rate of only 13.2% of the  population. As such, the threat of hospitals exceeding capacity is still  grave with the very likely onset of another surge in COVID-19 cases of  the new variant.  

The funds raised through The Jarrett Foundation COVID-19 Oxygen  Equipment Appeal will help to purchase much-needed medical  equipment and supplies and will definitely assist the country to better  manage through this heightened phase of the crisis. It will also help to  strengthen the public health system in a more sustainable manner in the  aftermath.  

The hospitals need:

2,000 High Flow Nasal Cannula Machines £7,200 each  100 Oxygen Concentrators £1,700 each 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness would like to thank the UK Diaspora  for our continued generous support. 

For further information contact: 

Dr Pearl Jarrett  

CEO & Disruptive Changemaker The Jarrett Foundation 

Email: oxygen@jarrettfoundation.org 

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