Sagicor donates US$1 million to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Sagicor Financial Company Limited has committed US One Million Dollars (US$1M) to aid in the fight against COVID-19 in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean’s leading insurance provider will use the US$1 Million to support containment and response efforts and has already started dialogue with governments and health ministries in Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, and the Director General of the OECS.

Group President and CEO of Sagicor Financial Company Limited, Dodridge Miller says the focus will be placed on enhancing early detection and providing equipment for the immediate care of those already infected.

In Barbados, the company is in discussions with authorities regarding a plan to purchase “walk- through” scanners to be placed at the island’s ports of entry, as well as specific high-traffic facilities.

Plans are already at an advanced stage for the distribution of handheld scanners and other medical supplies across the Eastern Caribbean, while in Trinidad & Tobago, the team is working with the government to provide support including the supply of critical medical equipment.

Sagicor Jamaica is currently coordinating efforts with other private sector organisations to finance the purchase of medical equipment, as well as online educational tools for primary school students who are out of school during this time.