Thursday, January 28, 2016

LASCO Pharmaceutical Division caring for the Nation’s Children

The LASCO Pharmaceutical Division answered the call for the Pediatric Ward of Savanna-la-mar General Public Hospital on Tuesday January 19 by donating a well needed refrigerator that will serve in anchoring their breastfeeding friendly programme.

According to Dr. Kerri-Ann McKenzie, Consultant Pediatrician at Savanna-la-Mar General Public Hospital, the Pediatric Ward is the currently being refurbished with the expansion of its Special Care Unit started in March 2015 with hope of completion in April 2016.  “We reached out to LASCO after the need was brought to the attention of management that LASCO had donated the previous refrigerator in 2003. The pediatric team is grateful that LASCO has come on board once again to assist the ward.”

The Staff of the Savanna La Mar Public General Hospital were all smiles as they received a brand new refrigerator for their pediatric unit’s newly refurbished special care nursery on Tuesday, January 19. (L-R) Dr. Ludrick Morris, Pediatrician and Senior Registrar, Camille Lewin, Chief Executive Officer for the hospital, Hazeline Forrester, Deputy Director for Nursing and Mid-Wifrey Services, Dr. Kerri-Ann Mckenzie, Head of Department and Consultant Pediatrician, Hortense Edwards, General Manager for LASCO Pharmaceutical and Maxine Wright, LASCO Pharmaceutical Medical Representative.  
“LASCO has always supported the growth and development of the nation’s children so when we received the request we took quick action to assist as best possible” shared Hortense Edwards, General Manager of LASCO Pharmaceutical Division.

LASCO will continue to collaborate with the Savanna-La-Mar Public Hospital and is committed to providing support in areas such as Asthma Management and Education to improve the quality of life for these patients.

In fact, LASCO Pharmaceutical Division and partner Cipla Ltd (Global Drug Manufacturer and Supplier) will continue their island wide Asthma Management Initiative with a workshop on the Pitfalls in Asthma Management on January 25, 2016 in Mandeville. Key presenters for this workshop will be Consultant Pulmonologists, Dr. Althea Aquart-Stewart and Dr. Paul Scott. This initiative demonstrates the commitment of LASCO Pharmaceuticals in improving asthma management and other chronic illnesses in our country.

LASCO Pharmaceuticals is a branch of LASCO Distributors Limited.

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