Saifee Hospital succeeds in surgery with the world’s smallest pacemaker

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Share Read Article By salil sule on June 15, 2017 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img Saifee becomes the third in the city to successfully conduct such a surgerySaifee Hospital successfully performed a cardio surgery using a leadless pacemarker. Unlike most pacemakers that are placed in a patient’s chest with leads running to the heart, the leadless pacemaker consists of nano technology capsule which is implanted through the groin into the heart. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, reducing the patient’s pain and stress considerably. This is only the third of its kind surgery in Mumbai so far, owing to the fact that only select cardiologists in India have access to and expertise to work with this advanced pacemaker.Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia. They help restore the heart’s normal rhythm and relieve symptoms of the condition by sending electrical impulses to the heart to increase the heart rate. This leadless pacemaker is known to be less invasive, self-contained, and 93 per cent smaller in size.“The surgery requires special training and expertise which is not widely available in our country as yet. Besides, not many hospitals have the infrastructure like the Saifee Hospital which gives doctors a bandwidth to perform a surgery of this kind. There are very few doctors who have the authority to use the leadless pacemaker and I am glad to be one of those few. It was a successful surgery and there is nothing more important to a doctor than giving patients a better life.” said Dr Aliasgar, Head of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Saifee Hospital.Dr Yunus Loya, Head Cardialogy Department at Saifee Hospital said,”We take immense pride in the success of this surgery at Saifee hospital, which not only required distinct training and capability, but is also a very niche procedure. The post-surgery medical investigation which is critical in such cases was also provided to the patient in the best possible way.” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Saifee Hospital succeeds in surgery with the world’s smallest pacemaker News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

SRCC Children’s Hospital launches ‘Raksha OPD’

first_img Raksha OPD services include consultation for ailments related to heart, bones, joints, muscles, ENT, cancer, nerves, brain, spine and kidneySRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health, has started offering a consultation known as “Raksha OPD” for children and adolescents up to 18 years of age. Raksha OPDs will be held between 9:00 am and 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Raksha OPD services include consultation for ailments related to heart, bones, joints, muscles, ENT, cancer, nerves, brain, spine and kidney.Dr Purna Kurkure, Medical Director, SRCC Children’s Hospital, said, “In India, significant number of healthcare expenses are out-of-pocket and each year millions of people are faced with the challenge of inadequate finances to fund their child’s healthcare cost. With the growing need for improving accessibility to quality OPDs’, we believe that ‘Raksha OPD’ will help increase accessibility to paediatric specialists at an affordable cost.”The facility can be availed by calling 186 0208 0208, as pre-registration is mandatory. Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News SRCC Children’s Hospital launches ‘Raksha OPD’ Related Postscenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article By salil sule on August 21, 2017 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

Tata Trusts, MCGM launch ‘Karenge Toh Hoga – Swasth Ghar Bar, Swasth Parivar’

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By EH News Bureau on May 14, 2018 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” 16,000 households of Mumbai slum to participate in a waste segregation drive 16,000 households in Tunga village slum in Chandivali, Mumbai, will participate in a waste segregation drive, ‘Karenge Toh Hoga – Swasth Ghar Bar, Swasth Parivar’, launched recently, as a part of ‘Mission Garima’, a Tata Trusts initiative in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). The initiative is aimed at engaging citizens in creating awareness about waste management, waste segregation and waste reduction, leading to better waste management practices and an overall goal of a cleaner city. The first phase of the initiative will focus on reaching out to 5000 households.Mumbai on average generates 7,200 tonnes of waste every day. Tata Trusts, with support from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), has initiated an awareness campaign on waste segregation and management of solid waste, to enable waste disposal in an ecological manner.In order to educate and reinforce best practices through house to house led activation, teams of 3-5 trained local boys and girls called Team Green Blue Champs will be responsible for educating, mobilising and monitoring households in their area. They will talk to women about dry and wet waste segregation and its importance, the value and benefit of segregating and demonstrate best practices on waste segregation.Each team will own approximately 150 households in their vicinity, as defined as per the MCGM maps. Training will be provided to garbage collectors about dry and wet waste segregation and with support of the MCGM, waste collection systems will be mandated.Waste Segregation under Mission Garima is a time bound initiative to test and create an effective and a scalable method that will enable appropriate segregation at the source i.e. at the household level and build that as a sustained behaviour and encourage a sense of responsibility among the citizens. Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Postscenter_img News Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Tata Trusts, MCGM launch ‘Karenge Toh Hoga – Swasth Ghar Bar, Swasth Parivar’ The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

CAHO launches initiative to improve patient safety and quality healthcare in India

first_imgCAHO launches initiative to improve patient safety and quality healthcare in India By EH News Bureau on March 29, 2019 Add Comment MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” CAHOCAHOCONpatient safetyquality healthcareQuality Should Impact Outcome The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Share Doctors from Mumbai join hands to address challenges of quality healthcare in IndiaCreating positive outcomes for quality healthcare and upgrading patient safety standards in India will be the key agenda of the 5th International CAHOCON 2019 to be held in Mumbai for the first time. Themed around Healthcare Quality Should Impact Outcome, the conference will be held on April 13-14, 2019 and is organised by Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) which will bring all accredited hospitals together. More than 600 delegates and renowned doctors will be sharing their insights at the conference. The initiative is supported by The International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua), The Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua) and Quality Council of India (QCI).The initiative was launched in a press conference at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital by, Dr PM Bhujang, President, Association of Hospitals, Dr Rajendra Patankar, COO, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Joy Chakraborty, COO, P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Dr Hiren Ambegaokar, CEO, S L Raheja Hospital, Dr Sujit Chatterjee, CEO, L H Hiranandani Hospital, Dr Anupam Karmakar, CEO, D Y Patil Hospital and Dr Deepak Patkar, Medical Director, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.“The aim of the conference is to bring all stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum on a common platform. There is an urgent need to audit healthcare delivery standards and accredit healthcare organisations based on the quality of healthcare they provide to patients. This conference aims at finding the ways and means to build a robust healthcare infrastructure in the country that adheres to global healthcare quality standards,” stated Dr PM Bhujang, President, Association of Hospitals.“Quality healthcare forms the foundation of a healthy society and a growing economy. We need to ensure that there is no compromise with healthcare standards and people from all strata of society have access to best healthcare systems,” said Dr Rajendra Patankar, COO, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.Joy Chakraborty, COO, P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre stated“The conference will be preceded by 11 pre-conference workshops and master classes across the major hospitals in Mumbai on April 12 2019. Topics to be covered include process re-engineering, hospital planning, leadership development, nursing communication, cyber security and infrastructural safety.Dr Hiren Ambegaokar, CEO, SL Raheja Hospital mentioned about the debates and panel discussions that are going to take place at the conference. A number of hospitals and laboratories have undertaken projects, which show that how they have helped in impacting outcomes whether in the clinical area, infrastructure area, diagnostic or nursing area. There would be a short presentation on the same. There would also be a Project Excellence Award where the hospital has to prove a certain project that they took and how they have improved the process over the next three months.Dr Sujit Chatterjee, CEO, LH Hiranandani Hospital, spoke about the the people who will be honoured at the conference for dedicating their work towards promoting quality healthcare. He further stated that the organisation recognises quality champions and young quality achievers and this has become a great motivation for healthcare professionals to excel in this field.Dr Anupam Karmakar, CEO, DY Patil Hospital spoke about a team in Canada led by Graham and Stewart Dickson that have created LEAD Canada. A model for developing leadership in healthcare. This model has been adopted in many other countries. This team is interacting with senior professionals from India on April 12 2019 at Seven Hills Hospital.Dr Deepak Patkar, Medical Director, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital mentioned that one of the best ways to improve quality of healthcare is by improving the processes in the healthcare deliver y. This year at CAHOCON we will be presenting the three best process improvement projects undertaken by the hospitals. This initiative has been started with renowned quality organisation Qimpro. 17 projects were submitted and a team of five assessors have gone through these process improvement projects and selected the best three. News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts Comments (0) Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Health Ministry signs MoU to explore AI-based solutions in combating TB

first_imgHealth Ministry signs MoU to explore AI-based solutions in combating TB Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Wadhwani AI will support National TB programme become AI-ready which would include, developing, piloting, and deploying AI-based solutionsThe Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore the application of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology in its fight against TB. The MoU was signed by Vikas Sheel, Joint Secretary, HFW and Dr P Anandan, CEO, Wadhwani AI.As part of the collaboration, Wadhwani AI would be supporting National TB programme become AI-ready which would include, developing, piloting, and deploying AI-based solutions. It would support the programme in vulnerability and hot-spot mapping, modelling novel methods of screening and diagnostics and enabling decision support for care-givers apart from supporting the RNTCP in adoption of other AI technologies.The Revised National TB Control Programme has been at the forefront of adoption of newer technologies in healthcare. Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides a unique opportunity for the health sector, bringing efficiency, saving resources and bringing accuracy in interpretation and enhancing quality of service delivery. Its use in this sector has an ample scope to improve outcomes, especially in situations where resources are limited. India is committed to ending TB by 2025, five years ahead of the Global Sustainable Development targets. Related Posts By EH News Bureau on August 30, 2019 Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img Comments (0) Governance News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

KARAM starts production of face shields amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

first_img Share Currently manufacturing 10,000 face shields on a daily basisAmidst the shortage of PPE equipment during the global pandemic, KARAM has started manufacturing medical face shields to offer protection to healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. The company has been manufacturing around 10,000 face shields on a daily basis and is looking at ramping up the production in the days to come.This is the company’s second initiative to provide support to the healthcare workers through safety products amid the ongoing situation. Earlier this month, they had partnered with the Government of India to manufacture protective goggles for doctors and the police workforce across the country. Till date, KARAM has manufactured around 4.5 lakhs goggles that have been distributed across the stakeholders.Sandeep Arora, National Sales Head, KARAM Industries said, “We are currently facing an acute shortage of PPE equipment for healthcare workers who are risking their lives for the country. While several companies are trying to make these products, getting regulatory approvals continues to be a challenge. Being a PPE manufacturer, we use authentic materials for each of our PPE products, including goggles & face shields and ensure that the entire product range meets the global quality standard. As a purpose-driven organisation, we will continue to lend support in every way possible and help overcome this battle.”Through these initiatives, KARAM Industries that manufactures all PPE from Head to Toe like safety helmets, face shields, safety shoes, full-body harnesses, other fall protection equipment and eyewear aims to expand its healthcare PPE product portfolio looking at the current scenario. Moreover, the company is also looking at further expanding its offering and providing the entire safety kits to fight the pandemic.KARAM is ensuring the well-being of its employees at the manufacturing units by stringently following social distancing. Every employee is maintaining proximity of 1-2 metres from their fellow employee. Additionally, every worker is wearing safety equipment while working at all times and every corner of the unit and premise is sanitised on a daily basis. Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 #Covid19KARAM IndustriesPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)PPE kitsprotective goggles for doctors WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News KARAM starts production of face shields amidst the Covid-19 pandemic The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on May 1, 2020 Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

KKR to acquire controlling stake in JB Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” CilacarCOVID-19 pandemicICICI SecuritiesJB Chemicals & PharmaceuticalsKKRMetrogylNicardiaRantacstake Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha M&A News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By Press Trust of India on July 3, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The private equity major has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the stakeBuyout major KKR will purchase a majority stake in JB Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals from its promoters and then make an open offer to acquire 26 per cent more in the branded formulations company.The private equity major has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the stake from the Mody family at Rs 745 a share.KKR has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a ‘controlling stake’ in the company, it said.If one attaches the premium promised by KKR, 50 per cent equity in the company is valued at over Rs 2,860 crore, which will be the minimum amount it will be investing, excluding the open offer.According to filings, the promoter family owns 55 per cent of the company while the rest is with the public.“We believe JB Chemicals has an opportunity to accelerate its growth and leverage its strengths to enter into new therapeutic areas. We look forward to working with the management team to build on the company’s strong foundation,” KKR India Partner and CEO, Sanjay Nayar said.The deal, which comes amid a heavy hit to the Indian economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscores KKR’s commitment to “India’s long-term economic prospects and the potential of its companies,” Nayar added.This is the third deal sealed by KKR in India in 2020, following its investments in five solar assets of Shapoorji Pallonji Infra and in Reliance Jio.The KKR statement further said JB Chemicals is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in India, supplying affordable, high-quality products in the cardiac, gastrointestinal and anti-infective therapeutic areas across the branded formulations market.The company’s portfolio includes four flagship brands in India — Cilacar, Metrogyl, Nicardia and Rantac, the statement said, adding it exports to over 40 countries.KKR will be funding the investment from its Asian Fund III, it said.“We are thrilled that KKR – with its deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and experience in investing in the sector, as well as its extensive investments in India – will take our mission forward and build on the foundation of core values that our family has instilled in this company,” JB Mody, the Founder, CMD of the company, said.Avendus Capital served as the financial advisor to the company promoters, while ICICI Securities will be acting as the manager to the public offer.ICICI Securities said that Tau Investment Holding is making an open offer to acquire 20.09 million shares of the company together with Tau Holdco and KKR Asia III Fund Investments. Related Posts Add Comment KKR to acquire controlling stake in JB Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals last_img read more

Contract Signed for US$2.3m Risk Reduction Project

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedContract Signed for US$2.3m Risk Reduction Project Contract Signed for US$2.3m Risk Reduction Project Finance & Public ServiceMay 7, 2010 RelatedContract Signed for US$2.3m Risk Reduction Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Agreement for a US$2.3 million (J$211.3 million) grant for a community-based Landslide Risk Reduction Project in Jamaica, was signed Thursday (May 6) between the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank and the Japanese Social Development Fund (JSDF).The funds are being administered by the World Bank, through the JSDF, which was set up within the Bank to provide indirect assistance to its most vulnerable member countries.The project aims to reduce the risk of natural disasters in four vulnerable communities, and provide an evidence-based tool kit for vulnerability reduction throughout the Caribbean. It is being executed by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and is expected to last 36 months.Speaking at the signing at his ministry, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, noted that the project is “quite timely”, and will provide significant benefits in the area of climate change challenges, with due consideration to the impending hurricane season.Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw (left) shares a joke with Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiroshi Yamaguchi (centre), while Special Representative of the World Bank to Jamaica, Dr. Badrul Haque, looks on. Occasion was the signing of a grant agreement for the undertaking of a Community-based Landslide Risk Reduction Project in Jamaica, at the ministry in Kingston on Thursday (May 6).“It’s significant in the sense that it’s a pilot project, not just for disaster mitigation in vulnerable communities across this island. It is something that is going to be an indicative study to guide mitigation in the entire Caribbean region,” he pointed out.He also pointed out that Jamaica is exposed to various natural hazards, particularly floods and landslides, the damage from which has proven costly to the country.“Over the last 20 years, natural hazards have resulted in cumulative costs in excess of US$1billion and, at today’s exchange rate we are talking about cumulative costs of $89 billion. That is the extent of the damage that natural disasters have caused in Jamaica,” he said.He cautioned that the project is not going to create “magic across Jamaica”, but will help to guide the way. He also encouraged persons in disaster prone areas to elevate their level of awareness and concern, and to get involved in practicing mitigation measures that will aid in protecting their communities from natural hazards.Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw (left) greets the World Bank’s Special Representative to Jamaica, Dr. Badrul Haque (right) as he arrived at the Executive Conference Room at Ministry on Thursday (May 6), to participate in the signing of a grant agreement for a Community-based Landslide Risk Reduction Project. Looking on at centre is Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiroshi Yamaguchi.Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiroshi Yamaguchi, said Japan’s grant contribution to the project, is demonstrative of the renewed commitment of the Government and people of Japan to make it possible for the Government and ODPEM to provide substantive tools and workable strategies, that will strengthen the capacity of disaster risk reduction in disaster prone areas.World Bank’s Special Representative to Jamaica, Dr. Badrul Haque, said the Bank “stands ready” to support Jamaica in implementing the reforms Jamaicans have identified, undertake critical investments to increase resilience and capacities of the poor to move out of poverty and continue to support social protection for the most vulnerable persons.According to a brief on the project, it comprises three components, the first of which involves the development of a tool kit and short video on the Management of Slope Stability in Communities (MoSSaiC) methodology, and its application which will outline the best practices for land risk reduction and promote safer slope management in vulnerable communities. The MoSSaiC method aims to apply low-cost landslide risk reduction measures to develop sustainable strategies for slope stability management.The other component entails training on the MoSSaiC methodologies for community-based landslide risk reduction. The training will include workshops for ODPEM staff, leaders and members of the four targeted communities. There will also be a national workshop to reach a wider cross-section of the population, in order to disseminate lessons learnt and explore opportunities for project replication.The final component involves the implementation of community-based landslide risk reduction measures in the four communities. This includes assessing the communities’ vulnerability to landslides and the implementation of mitigation measures identified on the application of the MoSSaic. RelatedContract Signed for US$2.3m Risk Reduction Projectlast_img read more

ICT to be A Growth Driver -Vaz

first_imgRelatedICT to be A Growth Driver -Vaz ICT to be A Growth Driver -Vaz InformationJuly 23, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has said that the government is working to create a productive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry that will drive social and economic growth.The industry, he said, will be supported by a legal and regulatory framework, which promotes universal access, social inclusiveness and competitiveness.“ICTs will be the driver of economic and social development in this country,” Minister Vaz stated, as he addressed Flow’s fourth anniversary media breakfast held this morning (July 22) at the telecommunications provider’s St. Lucia Avenue headquarters in New Kingston.Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz (centre), addresses Flow’s fourth anniversary media breakfast, held at the company’s St. Lucia Avenue headquarters in New Kingston this morning (July 22). Listening are President and Chief Operating Officer of Flow, Michele English, and Director of Commercial Services, Andrew Fazio.According to the Technology Minister, ICT should be leveraged to transform Jamaica’s productive capacity, in the bid to achieve developed country status by 2030.He said that all Jamaicans must be engaged in exploiting and reaping the benefits from the technology available and pledged to work “tirelessly” to support the best use of ICT in Jamaica, from software developers to bloggers and other content producers.He noted that the government is of the view that expansion of broadband at greater speeds and bandwidth is a critical element in the building of a knowledge-based society. “We want to see ubiquitous and economic broadband access that is heavily utilised by everyone – children, senior citizens, laymen and professionals,” he stated.He noted that “while we are happy to see the speeds at which we can now download information, the availability of broadband provides an opportunity to upload the wealth of the island’s culture, music, sports and cuisine”.Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz (right), is greeted by Director of Commercial Services at Flow, Andrew Fazio. Occasion was the telecommunications provider’s fourth anniversary media breakfast, held this morning (July 22) at its St. Lucia Avenue headquarters in New Kingston.“We are anxious to reverse the one-way traffic into cyber space with a view to capitalising on our natural resources,” he stated.The Minister congratulated Flow on its achievements, as it continues to spread its operations across the island, and the wider region.Flow, which provides a wide array of interactive telecommunications services, has invested some US$700 million in building communication infrastructure in Jamaica, informed President and Chief Operating Officer, Michele English.She noted that there had been a 70 per cent reduction in the price of Internet service to residential consumers with Flow coming into the market, and a 78 per cent reduction for commercial consumers.She said that in terms of world broadband pricing, Flow has the fourth lowest price on a per megabyte basis, out of 34 countries. She noted also that the company plans to invest some $80 million in a variety of educational, sports and cultural programmes across the island this year. RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historycenter_img Advertisements RelatedICT to be A Growth Driver -Vazlast_img read more

Harbour Road to be Rehabilitated

first_imgRelatedHarbour Road to be Rehabilitated Advertisements RelatedHarbour Road to be Rehabilitated FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Users of the Harbour Road in Rockfort, Kingston, will soon benefit from improved road conditions.An $18.4 million contract for the rehabilitation of the roadway was signed on August 13 at the Leila Tomlinson Basic School in the community.The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is providing $13.2 million in funding for the project, through a grant from the European Union (EU), with the community contributing $5.2 million in cash and kind through the Rockfort Development Council.Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, Phillip Paulwell, in his remarks at the signing ceremony, thanked the stakeholders in the process, noting that partnership is always critical in any endeavour.He commended the community members for their contribution, adding that he is pleased with the “level of selflessness” and tremendous generosity that they have displayed. “This is an example of the community mobilising itself to achieve good and it is really a model for all the other communities (to emulate),” he said.General Manager, Human Resource and Administration, JSIF, Rhonda Lumsden-Lue, stated that the project is a major step in upgrading the Rockfort community.“With the delivery of each new or rehabilitated road, a community or region becomes a better place to live, a better place to work and a better place to visit,” she said.Project Manager, Delegation of the European Union, Corinne Deleu, for her part, noted that the improved road conditions will enable community members to move around more easily and have better access to critical services.The project, which will be undertaken over a four-month period, entails the rehabilitation of 0.8 kilometres of roadway, including the construction of drains, preparation of road surface, and cleaning, scarifying, grading, compacting and repairing the existing sidewalks.Alcar Construction and Haulage Limited will be carrying out the works.center_img Harbour Road to be Rehabilitated TransportAugust 16, 2010 RelatedHarbour Road to be Rehabilitatedlast_img read more

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