THE Digicel Foundation on Wednesday handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) worth $1 million to Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, which will be used by front-line workers at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) involved in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Denis O'Brien, Digicel Jamaica chairman and Digicel Foundation patron, lauded doctors and staff at KPH for their service.
Jamaica has been hailed internationally for its national COVID-19 response, which the minister of health and wellness attributed to the work of Jamaica's health workers.
“It's about the 17,000 or more committed workers who have really demonstrated what we already know – that they are committed to their work and the health and wellness of Jamaica,” said Tufton.
In March, the Digicel Foundation responded to the growing need for public assistance with its Operation SAFE Mode campaign.