MSJMC Receives Donation Of Medical Supplies


Local businessman, George Bahri, has donated thousands of medical equipment and supplies  to the Mount St John’s Medical Centre based on a partnership with Mayo Clinic’s Rochester Medical Missions Group in Rochester, Minnesota.

Bahri has been a consistent donor, making a total of five donations from 2006 to 2020 at a total value of over US$600,000.00.

Over the years he has been able to organize major donations to the country’s lone public medical institution through a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic’s Rochester Medical Missions Group in Rochester, Minnesota.

According to Bahri, “the 1st donation was made in 2006 to the Holberton Hospital, valued at US$50,000.00, the 2nd donation was made in 2008, valued at US$85,000.00, the
3rd donation was made to the MSJMC in 2016, valued at US$128,000.00 while the
4th donation was made to MSJMC in 2017, valued at US$223,400.00.”

This year’s donation was a 40-ft container filled with medical supplies and equipment valued at USD$200,000.000.

Although the container had arrived in 2019, it was unpacked on March 27th, 2020 with help from the Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Bryson’s Shipping company.

“Special thanks to Patrick Ryan and Holly Ralph of Byrson’s Shipping for making this possible,” the businessman stated.

“Thanks to this container coming in and being cleared,” he explained, “I was able to check the 2017 shipment that was still in storage, I was able to rediscover thousands of masks
and gloves and 230 PPE sets.”

The local businessman continued, “this rediscovery comes at a very crucial time as the country ramps up its fight against COVID-19.”

Some of the items found and now donated to health officials were approximately 25,000 masks, 10,000 gloves, 230 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), 15 hospital beds, 20 mattresses, 6 baby cribs, 500 pillows, 500 blankets, 2000 sheets, 400 surgery gowns, 5 arterial flow system intermittent pneumatic compressions, 100 calf cuff compression
sleeves, several crutches, a dental chair and patient hoister.

The government expressed gratitude to Bahri for the much-needed donation.


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  1. Great Job Mr. Bahri…..! Let’s hope other business persons will follow in your footsteps especially during this time of need…. We all have a nation to build and a country to mould……. It is certainly not what the country for you but what you can do for country…….

  2. WHY was a 2017 container still in storage? Somebody needs to be fired. Who is responsible for this ignorance?

    • At times non perishable items are are often store years before they reach the shelf. It may have been at their storage facility, lets say in Miami, Puerto Rico and not Deep Water Harbor.

  3. What a kind donation in this time if need, Mr Bahri, you have done a wonderful thing, Thank you.

  4. Before giving any penny to any hospital in Antigua. First they have to bring REAL DOCTORS in this country. For now they have 1st year medical school student acting as “Doctor”. They think they are Doctor but they are not. Good luck for ANTIGUA people with their hospital.

    • You again with this mess. Why don’t you stay in Europe and US 1st world hospital and “real” Doctors. Last time I read they are still averaging 800 deaths per day. Antigua will be fine with our 1st year medical students acting as doctors

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