Caption: Health Minister inspecting the CTG scan machines while Mr Daniel Whippy looks on.  For more government news from today, click:-
The Ministry of Health received two Cardio Toco Graphy (CTG) scan machines worth $40,000 from the Hibiscus Event Group today.

Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma said the donation will enhance care for women and children towards maternal health and safe motherhood.

“These two machines will make a huge difference to the quality of life of babies and mothers. We will very soon have additional 220 beds for CWM with expansion starting this year. The Hibiscus Events Group has been instrumental in advocating for health and wellness over the last several years,” Dr Sharma said.

The CTG machines monitor the well being of pregnant mothers and unborn babies, fetal heartbeat and uterine contractions during pregnancy.

The machines would be instrumental in saving lives as the CTG scan will be able to detect any possible complications allowing necessary and early intervention.

This will therefore assist in reducing still born births and other pregnancy related risks.

The Health Ministry is grateful for the support shown through this private public partnership as the Hibiscus Event Group has contributed towards the improvement of health services in the country.

The hand-over of equipments was made possible through a  donation from Carpenters Group of Companies fund raising efforts for the hibiscus charity.


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