Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014. 9:29 pm CST.
Friday, July 11, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: The Rotary Club of Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada, today formally handed over medical supplies to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) through the local Sunrise Club of Belize City.
A 40-foot container arrived in country ten days ago containing various items including sterilizing material, suction tubing, dialyzer filiters and gynecological supplies.
Victor Usher, public relations manager for the Sunrise Rotary Club, says the supplies were a last-minute addition to fill the container, which mostly contained books and school supplies which they had originally asked for.
However, the medical items are being put to use right away by KHMH, which had particular need for the filters for their dialysis machines.
Rotary Sunrise is in the process of distributing books and school supplies, including 20 computers, 10 microwaves, school desks and chairs, printers and other items.
Some of the schools and organizations benefiting include Muslim Community Primary School, Gwen Lizarraga High School, Maud Williams High School, Anglican Cathedral College, Horizon Academy and the University of Belize.
The Port Loyola Organization for Women will receive some of the microwaves, and the Port Loyola Community Library which is part of the National Library Service will receive an especially generous donation of books, being an all-but-adopted project of the Rotary Club.
President of Sunrise Rotary, Aldo Reyes, formally handed the medical items over to KHMH CEO Dr. Gary Longsworth and Director of Medical Services Dr. Adrian Coye.
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