TeamRUBIS fuelled the National Disaster Management Agency’s training sessions relating to two field hospital units recently donated to the Government of Grenada by the US Government.
In support of the venture, RUBIS donated 150 litres of diesel to run the equipment in the units during the training exercise.
Prime Minster and Minister for Disaster Management, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell said that the donation of the field hospitals represented a significant contribution to Grenada’s COVID-19 response mechanism and considerably strengthens the country’s disaster management capacity.
More than 20 persons have been trained in the maintenance of the field hospitals, including persons from neighbouring Carriacou.
In her remarks, US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela, said the past two years have been quite challenging but the United States has remained firm in its support, donating test kits, personal protective equipment, thousands of vaccines, and now the field hospitals.
Charles Archer, RUBIS Country Representative, said that the company was pleased to assist, stating, “At RUBIS we remain committed to supporting the Government in areas of disaster preparation and recognise that this training exercise is a vital part of the training of emergency personnel.”
One of the 40-bed hospitals will be based in Carriacou to serve both sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.