Sagicor Donates Three Thermal Imaging Scanners to Barbados Ministry of Health
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As part of its US$1 Million commitment to assist in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus across the Caribbean, Sagicor has come to the aid of the Barbados government with a donation of three thermal imaging scanners.
The equipment was recently handed over by the leading insurance company during a small ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), where one of the scanners will be used at the main entrance to read the temperatures of those entering the island’s largest and most critical medical institution. The remaining units have been assigned to the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) to test passengers arriving into the island.
During the handover, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sagicor Life Inc, Paul Inniss, said the donation of the full body scanners, which carry a value of approximately US$150,000, was timely given the continued removal of restrictions on movement.
“These full-body scanners will assist with identifying potential carriers of the virus as they enter our nation’s primary medical facility and, with the planned re-opening of this island’s borders, the threat of COVID-19 is ever present and so we are certain that they will be an asset to our medical teams at the airport as well.” he explained.
Inniss also spoke to the company’s commitment to doing all that it can to better the lives of those in the communities in which it operates. “During these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our population must be a priority and we will continue to provide support wherever we can, to ensure this is maintained”, he said.
(Left to Right) Dr. Abdul Mohamed, Deputy Chairman of
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and one of the institution’s
technicians, explains how the scanner is used to Lt. Col.
The Honourable Jeffrey Bostic, Minister of Health and
Wellness and Paul Inniss, Executive Vice President and
General Manager of Sagicor Life Inc.