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FSA donates R50,000 to oncology unit

donationPatients attending daily chemotherapy and other specialised treatment to alleviate cancer-related ailments will soon benefit from an improved oncology unit at the Seychelles Hospital.

This will be possible after the unit received a donation of R50,000 from the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

The donation will enable the Ministry of Health to upgrade the interior of the oncology unit so as to provide more comfort to out-patients undergoing treatment daily.

A cheque for that amount was handed over to Dr Loren Reginald, the director of the Seychelles Hospital, by Esther Boniface, the human resource development manager at FSA, in a short ceremony yesterday morning at the health ministry’s headquarters.

Health Minister Mitcy Larue, together with senior health officers, FSA staff witnessed the handover.

“This donation of R50,000 will benefit the oncology unit at the Seychelles Hospital; it will provide a much comfortable environment for the patients suffering with cancer. We hope that this donation will bring about a much better service at the hospital,” Ms Boniface said.

Thanking the FSA on behalf of the patients and the health ministry, Dr Reginald said the ministry welcomes such generous contributions and is happy to see businesses in the private sector ready to provide support to help improve the lives and health of our brothers and sisters in need.

He added that the Health Care Agency continues to encourage such support and contributions.

“The Health Care Agency is dedicated to offering the most excellent health care possible to the citizens of our country. This donation will bring more comfort to our cancer patients while undertaking treatment,” Dr Reginald noted.

Source : Seychelles NATION

 

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