RUBIS Antigua supports paediatric care at community clinics

RUBIS is supporting the important public health sector with a donation of essential paediatric equipment. The company recently made a presentation of 12 paediatric scales, 12 pulse oximeters and 6 foetal dopplers (heartbeat monitors) to the Community Nursing Services team which operates in community health clinics throughout the country. While handing over the essential supplies, Raphaelene Jackson, RUBIS Country Representative, stated that RUBIS was very pleased to assist. She explained, “In our discussions with the Superintendent of Public Health Nurses, Nurse Coates, she divulged that there was a shortage of these items which are critically important to meeting the needs of mothers and their newborns at the district clinics.” She added, “We had no reservations in supporting this initiative as it benefits diverse communities across the island and RUBIS takes pride in being a good corporate citizen and giving back to the people and communities in which we operate.”

Superintendent of the Public Health Nurses Centre, Nurse Almarie Roberts-Coates, explained the mission of the Community Nursing Services was focused on providing quality health care. She said, “The Community Nursing Services, and by extension the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, extend a hearty thank you to the management and staff of RUBIS for their generous and timely donation of the medical equipment.” She went on to say, “We are truly honoured that RUBIS chose the Community Nursing Services as the recipient of the items, and it is indeed gratifying to us, and I am sure that it is the same for them.”