Civil Service Assc donates $400K to four health facilities

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Civil Service Assc donates $400K to four health facilities

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JSCA), today (December 12), donated $100,000 each to four health facilities from the proceeds of the JSCA's Centenary Charity Grand Prix 5K Run/Walk.

The beneficiaries are the St Ann's Bay Health Department, in the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA); Whitehouse Health Centre, Western Regional Health Authority; Mandeville Health Centre, Southern Regional Health Authority; and the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), South East Regional Health Authority.

The money will be used to purchase an otoscope and a defibrillator machine at White House Health Centre; to retrofit the Outpatient Department – North and South Wing – with new chairs, ceiling fans and cabinets, at KPH; to purchase supplies at the St. Ann's Bay Health Department; and to expand the Parental Health Clinic at the Mandeville Health Centre.

The entities were selected by the respective regional directors, based on the needs identified.

The Charity Grand Prix included four races that were held in Runaway Bay, St Ann; Montego Bay, St James; Denbigh, Clarendon; and at JACISERA Park, Kingston, between February and May.

The events were part of the JCSA's 100thanniversary celebrations, held under the theme 'Running into 100 Years Healthy'.

At the presentation ceremony, held at JACISERA Park in Kingston, President of the JCSA, O'Neil Grant, expressed gratitude to members of the sports committee, who worked tirelessly to organise the four races, and the sponsors who came on board and helped to make the donations possible.

“The JCSA prides itself on being an organisation that is innovative, and so we dubbed our series the Grand Prix and we hope that, eventually, the organisers of road races will, in fact, develop a Grand Prix of road races. We had them almost every weekend and we are hoping that, at some point in time, people will be able to get points to determine who is the national road race champion coming out of the Grand Prix series,” he said.

Additionally, Grant said he is also hoping that the JCSA's road race will be added to the list of races that are a part of the Grand Prix when it becomes a reality.

However, he indicated that the JCSA will only be having one road race per year going forward and that the next one is being planned for April, 5, 2020 in Montego Bay.


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