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Rotary receive Bangladesh aid boost
THE Rotary Club of Sandbach Crosses received a generous donation towards their collection of medicinal supplies for remote Bangladeshi communities.
The club’s Bangladesh Aid Relief (BAR) programme was given an array of professional medical devices by Dene Drive Medical Centre in Winsford.
The equipment, consisting of an auto-clave, a blood pressure monitor, a nebuliser and a cryoanalgesia system for pain relief, was purchased and used by the late Dr June Green - a GP who practiced in Winsford for over 40 years.
After her recent death, son Dr Peter Green decided it would be an appropriate legacy for his mother to donate the equipment for use in a developing country.
Dr Green explained: “My mother studied tropical medicine during her training and continued to do research in the area while working as a GP. In fact, she would have loved to have had the opportunity to practice medicine in the tropics.
“Therefore, when we heard about the work of Bangladesh Aid Relief it seemed very appropriate to donate this equipment for use in Bangladesh.”
A team of Rotarians and volunteers will transport the equipment, along with other drugs and medicines donated to BAR by the public, to a remote medical centre in northern Bangladesh, were few supplies currently exist.
David Whitworth, president of the Rotary Club of Sandbach Crosses, told Dr Green the club were ‘honoured’ to be associated with his mother’s legacy.