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Wisynco helps KPH

Wisynco Group Limited has responded to a call from the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) through the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) to supply polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles to make medical spacers, also called holding chambers.

The spacers, which make it easier to coordinate breathing than traditional inhalers and nebulizers, are being used to aid the needs of increased respiratory patients due to the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Jamaica.

Though nebulizers are more commonly used for the treatment of asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD and other respiratory disorders or diseases, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at the KPH, Dr Natalie Whylie shared that “There is recent medical evidence that indicates there is no difference with the treatment efficacy with using the spacer and a metered dose inhaler [MDI] versus nebulizing the patient.”

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