Jamaica: On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, JSE purchased two (2) incubators for the Kingston Public Victoria Jubilee Neonatal Care Unit and the University Hospital of the West Indies Neonatal Unit.
The objective of this donation is to care for premature babies in the Hospital.
What is Incubator?
People who don’t know about the function of Incubators, expert says that an incubator is created to provide a safe, controlled space for infants to live while their essential organs develop. Between 15-20 percent of childbirths are premature, which means the birth of between 45 to 60 preterm infants on a monthly basis. One-third of these babies come to VJH (20-30).
These incubators are like mother womb for premature babies whose lives are dependent on these for the development of their bodies. Care and nurturation in these are best and vital for premature infants.
At hand Over Ceremony on February 23, 2021, at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH), Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest, JSE’s Managing Director, stated to the Hospital team, “I understand the requirements of the Health Sector because, in my earlier life, I was a part of the Health Sector in the capacity of Parish Manager for Kingston. Therefore, it was very comforting for me as the Managing Director of the JSE to countersign the plan for the donation to the VJH. The JSE is willing to work with the Hospital on projects such as this to guarantee that our population is healthy as our health is our wealth and the best place to initiate to ensure that we have a healthy people is with our children.”
Mrs. Street Forrest acknowledges the many participants from all walks of life who contributed and participated in the JSE’s 50th Anniversary 5K Fun Run/Walk, which resulted in the sale of these valuable incubators.
She also inspired more Jamaicans to think socially and highlighted the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE) as a vehicle for developing the Social Sector.