Tuesday 1 August 2017 – “ ‘He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything’ “, quoted Irving George of Grenlec’s Generation Department, as he addressed representatives of five organisations, who received funding for health care initiatives.
The organisations have been awarded grants under Grenlec’s Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI) for health care awareness, and, to promote healthy lifestyles and support patients living with various non-communicable diseases and mental health disorders.
Beneficiary organisations include the Pink Ribbon Society; Grenada Diabetes Association; CIBC First Caribbean International Bank’s – ‘Walk for the Cure’ Programme; Grenada National Patient Kidney Foundation and the Mt. Gay Hospital.
“Through their work, these organisations have demonstrated that they share Grenlec’s belief that good health and wellness are important. Your organisations are involved in raising awareness about the impact of poor health and illnesses on our nation, educating our citizens about how to enhance their health and assisting patients to cope with illness. For this we thank you,” Irving George further stated.
The organisations’ representatives thanked Grenlec for its continued support. Dr. Alister Antoine of the Grenada Diabetes Association added, “As non profit organisations, we rely on grants and funding from the corporate sector so we can provide health services. It is a big job to provide healthcare. Our priority is prevention, education and management of diseases. We are grateful to citizens like Grenlec for their support”.
In addition to the Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) for these health care organisations, Grenlec also invested Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000) in the recently opened X-ray Unit at Princess Alice Hospital and has allocated One Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000) to assist with purchasing two new ambulances for the Hospital Services in 2017.