Hospital Management Unit (HMU) Head Melanie Arancillo and Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) officer-in-charge Dr. Jose Ascencion Arancillo expressed gratitude to benefactors for donations to the hospital on Dec. 28.
RMPH received a mechanical ventilator donated by Faud Ahmed Nazir, the husband of a deceased patient that three ex-RMPH nurses took care of, and his family from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Former RMPH nurses, namely Lynnie Venus, Algen Pedroso and Benjamin Alfred Baril helped by requesting Nazir if he could donate a ventilator instead of giving money.
“It is a tradition of well-off families in the KSA to give compensation to attending nurses after a patient they are taking care of dies,” Venus said.
Aside from the ventilator, the said nurses even used their own money to donate some medical equipment to RMPH such as pulse oximeter which will be useful for the Intensive Care Unit department.
Venus said that their donation is for “giving back” and “helping [their] fellow Capiznon.”
She encouraged their fellow nurses and medical practitioners to “help the government in any way they can because the fund is not enough to sustain all the needs of the people.” (Capiz Aksyon News Center/Melvin Galagate, Michelle Oropio, and Junjun Delos Reyes)