After two months of waiting, an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine arrived at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II on Wednesday, June 29th. During March, Blue Water Grill (BWG) and their sister business, The Phoenix, along with Canary Cove, matched guest donations and raised $8,920 to purchase this much-needed piece of medical equipment. The machine was installed on Thursday, June 30th by Douglas Westby, Technical Advisor for the National Engineering and Maintenance Center of the Ministry of Health.
According to Westby, whose job is to choose the clinicís equipment and maintain it, the EKG machine donated to the polyclinic is comparable to the one the Ministry of Health (MOH) uses, is easier to maintain, and came equipped with a stand, basket and other accessories. The EKG machine is a vital piece of equipment for any clinic as it studies the abnormalities in heart rhythm, and can monitor those who are having a heart difficulties as well as a cardiac attack.
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