How This Medical Supplies Company Is Helping Substance Abuse Center In North Carolina Get Back To Work During COVID-19

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Kevin McDonald served as the president and CEO of TROSA (short for Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) from its inception in the early 90’s until stepping aside from his duties last July due to health concerns. After 26 years, McDonald’s legacy has helped aid in the recovery of hundreds of people faced with substance abuse problems. Based in Durham, North Carolina, TROSA is a licensed treatment facility which helps individuals with substance use disorders become healthy and productive members of their communities, neighborhoods, and families.

Founded in 1994, the organization launched from the Old North Durham Elementary with 30 residents has become one of the premiere outreach programs and facilities throughout North Carolina thanks

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Georgia Medical Facility Loses Appeal After Vaccinating Teachers Over Others

The Medical Center of Elberton in Georgia reportedly lost its appeal to administer COVID-19 vaccines as the state’s department of health issued a suspension.

The move followed the medical center’s decision to vaccinate teachers who have to return to in-person learning, even though it went against state guidelines.

Brooke McDowell, the medical center’s practice administrator, told local Georgia television station WSB-TV on Friday that they “plan to appeal.”

However, the medical center’s appeal was denied and a six-month suspension from new vaccines will be enforced until July 27, according to the news outlet.

The center can provide patients with the vaccine doses already in their inventory, but they will not receive any new doses until the suspension is lifted.

“Currently, the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is very limited,” the Georgia Department of Health said in a Friday statement addressing the suspension.

Georgia Gov. Kemp Visits Chatham County Health
A nurse is shown above showing off a vial
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Drones will deliver medical supplies to remote First Nations during COVID-19 pandemic

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine received a $750,000 dollar grant to deliver health care supplies to the remote First Nations communities using drones.

The Remote Communities Drone Transport Initiative received money from the 2020 TD Ready Challenge to deliver personal protective equipment and medications, as well as COVID-19 testing and diagnostics during the ongoing pandemic.

“It’s an opportunity whereby we can explore the use of drone technology to support remote Indigenous communities in a new way,” says Dr. John Pawlovich, one of the project’s leaders.

“Drone technology has been around for a while now, but hasn’t been thoroughly explored, in terms of potential to augment healthcare initiatives for indigenous communities.”

When 82 First Nations in B.C went into lock-down last April, many cut off access to their communities to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they also cut off their own supply lines, according to a

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KPH, VJH get more medical supplies, equipment

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston Public (KPH) and Victoria Jubilee hospitals officially received additional medical equipment and supplies from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), during a handing over ceremony last Friday.

According to the South East Regional Health Authority — which administrates the delivery of healthcare services to the residents of St Catherine, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew — the donations include thermometers probe cover, oxygen masks, compressor nebulisers, corrugated tubing, drainage kit and other items.

In her remarks at the ceremony, Executive Director, Caron Chung at the American Friends of Jamaica, said the organisation welcomed the opportunity to assist the hospital by providing much needed equipment especially during this pandemic.

Director of Nursing Services of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Elise Fairweather-Blackwood expressed profound gratitude to the donor for the items that will improve the services being offered to the patients.

She noted that the organisation has donated

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