The Dominican Red Cross COVID-19 response program donated medical supplies worth twenty thousand Eastern Caribbean dollars ($ 20,000 XCD) to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Unit. This is to further support the on-going vaccination / immunization program focused on preventing and limiting the further spread of the coronavirus.
The National COVID-19 Vaccination Unit Coordinator, Dr Keevian Burnette, thanked the Dominican Red Cross for contributing items that included syringes, bandages, alcohol prep swabs, among others. Dr Burnette highlighted the enormous support the Ministry of Health has received to date from the Dominican Red Cross since the onset of the disease. He noted that partners and stakeholders like the Dominican Red Cross are making the work of the immunization unit much easier throughout the pandemic.
Speaking on behalf of the Dominican Red Cross, President Reginald Winston noted that since the onset of COVID, the Dominican Red Cross has taken its auxiliary role to the government seriously and has provided support, a education, awareness, relief supplies to help humanity throughout this unprecedented pandemic.
The donation was made at the Dominican Red Cross National Headquarters office in Goodwill on Tuesday 28e December 2021.