Special gift for Health ministry

Thursday December 07, 2017 Written by Published in Health
Bluesky country manager Phillip Henderson presents an automated external defi brillator (AED) to Health minister Nandi Glassie yesterday. The two are pictured with senior staff from Bluesky and the Health ministry. 17120607 Bluesky country manager Phillip Henderson presents an automated external defi brillator (AED) to Health minister Nandi Glassie yesterday. The two are pictured with senior staff from Bluesky and the Health ministry. 17120607

Ministry of Health yesterday received an early Christmas present from the national telecommunication provider Bluesky Cook Islands.

 

Bluesky through a text promotion – TXT2SUPPORT – during its second anniversary this year presented the ministry with two defibrillators for the Pa Enua hospitals.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a type of life saving equipment used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.

The machines can make a vital difference when it comes to saving lives.

In presenting the AEDs to the ministry at the Rarotonga hospital, Bluesky country manager Phillip Henderson said the donation was made possible from the support of the people residing in the Cook Islands.

“I feel a little guilty taking the credit for this.

It’s actually a gift from our customers.

In July this year, we played a role in enabling our customers to contribute towards health care through a text promotion,” Henderson said.

“Every customer who texted a dollar towards this promotion, that whole dollar went to this cause. We are glad that we were able to facilitate that and use our second anniversary as a means of doing this.”

Health minister Nandi Glassie thanked the Bluesky and its customers for the contribution in improving health care in the outer islands.

“We are here to celebrate with one goal in mind which is to improve the lives of our people,” Glassie said.

“We want to thank Bluesky once again for supporting the Ministry of Health’s vision which is ‘all people living in the Cook islands, living healthier life and achieving their aspiration’.

“Thank you for your generosity and the willingness to hear the needs of the ministry and attend to it.”

Glassie also thanked Bluesky for providing the ministry with free internet during the Pacific Health Ministers Meeting in August this year.

“It made a lot of positive impact on us.

Bluesky played an important role in running a successful meeting.

“As a team, we must maintain our partnership to provide quality health care services to the people of the Cook Islands.”

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