Donation made to Nurses Association
The work being done by frontline workers, especially nurses, in the fight against the dreaded COVID-19 virus has not gone unnoticed. Several local companies have combined efforts to make a donation to the Antigua and Barbuda Nurses Association.
Spearheading the effort was known philanthropist, Nigel Pigott along with his mother, Bernice Pigott, who was a nurse employed for decades by the government. He contacted associates at technology company QG Tech Ltd to contribute to the purchase through Michael Joseph of Medicapharma Supplies.
Director of QG Tech Ltd, Herbert Joseph, stated that the group instantly acknowledged the contributions of nurses and other frontline workers as the country copes with the fallout from the pandemic. Michael Joseph of Medicapharma supplies also expressed his appreciation and not only supplied the goods from his wholesale department but also contributed towards cost.
ABNA president, Nurse Soria Dupie-Winston gave heartfelt thanks to all parties involved for their timely donations of supplies and said, “At this time of the COVID pandemic nurses appreciate all the supplies they can get of this nature, which help frontline healthcare workers protect themselves, their families and mostly their patients.”
Pigott reflected that “In a recent local editorial “A call to Arms”, the title alone said how we should think about this Covid epidemic. This is akin to war, our society is at threat and threats are better not faced alone, so we should all be grouping our efforts to expunge it.”