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With isolation centres coming under increased pressure to accommodate the rising number of individuals who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the Government of Barbados turned to the use of satellite facilities to handle the influx.

As a result, staff at these centres were seen to be working extended hours, requiring additional resources to make their time on duty more comfortable. In an effort to do just that, Sagicor Asset Management Inc. (SAMI), a subsidiary of Sagicor Life Inc., made a donation of a warm beverage station to the staff at the centres located at the Lester Vaughan Secondary, Queen’s College and The Blackman & Gollop Primary School.

The donation consisted of coffee, tea, packaged sugar, creamers, disposable cups, stirrers and kettles, along with instant porridges, instant soups and a collection of crackers and cookies.

Paul Inniss, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sagicor Life Inc, said the donation follows on from a number of activities executed by Sagicor throughout the pandemic, each of which has been geared towards assisting with the fight against COVID-19, in addition to providing support to those individuals on the frontline of the battle.

“Since the onset of the pandemic we have partnered with the Government in several ways, such as the purchasing of walk-through temperature scanners to assist with detection at the Grantley Adams International Airport and Queen Elizabeth Hospital; the provision of thousands of units of PPE; and the donation of the company’s mobile medical unit for use by the National Vaccination Programme, just to name a few. This donation is yet another example of our commitment to this ongoing fight, which can only be won by the entire country coming together in every way possible,” said Inniss.

In receiving the donations, Sophie Williams, Isolation Facilities Manager at the Queens College and Lester Vaughn centres, and Dr Franz Jordan who was on hand at The Blackman & Gollop Primary, showed their appreciation for the initiative, noting that it would go a long way towards assisting the frontline teams, who on occasions have worked more than 12-hour shifts. (PR)

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