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Clients of the Victoria Hospital are now benefiting from the donation of a hi-tech German made, mechanical ventilator, donated by the Honorary Consul for St. Lucia to Lebanon Mr. Malek El Sayed.  

According to the Lebanese official, the main functions of the Consul are to represent St. Lucia on a Diplomatic level and to assist the government and people of St. Lucia with the needs of the country.

He said stemming from a request made by the Victoria Hospital, funds were raised to assist in purchasing this ventilator.  The Victoria Hospital has been utilizing the vital piece of equipment within the ICU unit for over a month now though the formal handing over took place on Monday.
Dr. Becky Jn-Baptiste, consultant Anaesthesiologist,  in the Intensive Care Unit at Victoria Hospital said this ventilator is capable of a number of functions that assist patients with breathing.  She also explained the purpose of the ventilator.
 "What the ventilator for them."
And... the Executive Director of the Victoria Hospital, Jeanette Hughes, said discussions with Mr. El Sayed on procuring this ventilator commenced in January of 2016 via the Washington Office.  She add that it will be among the list of equipment transferred to the Owen King EU Hospital during the transition.

The Honorary Consul for St. Lucia to Lebanon has been representing St. Lucia on a diplomatic level for the past six years.
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