Soroptimists donate equipment to health


06-October-2011

Mrs Nair hands over the equipment to Dr Valentin in the presence of health staff and members of the Soroptimist Club

The donation of biopsy equipment, hook wire localisation needles and several printers were handed over to the principal secretary Bernard Valentin recently by the Soroptimist Club president Lekha Nair.

The hand-over ceremony took place at the Seychelles Hospital in the presence of Health minister Erna Athanasius, the World Health Organisation Liaison Officer Cornelia Atsyor, members of the central management team and of the Soroptimist Club.
 
The donation forms part of the activities for Cancer Month 2011, under the theme ‘Early detection saves lives’.
Mrs Nair said the equipment had cost a total of R95,000 and funds for its purchase had been raised from various activities over the past two years.

“In Seychelles we have been commemorating Breast Cancer Day by wearing pink, selling pink ribbons and creating the pink link on the stairs of Trinity House, to show our solidarity, compassion and support to breast cancer victims and their families,” she said.

This year’s ‘Pink Link’, to be held for the 6th consecutive year, will be on October 29.
The Soroptimist Club will also soon be launching a breast cancer screening campaign for people over 50 years.

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