Kamloops foundation raises money for portable ultrasound at RIH

By Vanessa Ybarra
April 16, 2017 - 2:15pm Updated: April 17, 2017 - 12:27pm

KAMLOOPS — Ultrasound equipment is about to get high-tech at Royal Inland Hospital. 

The ICCHA Wish Foundation recently announced its raised $64,000 to go towards buying a portable ultrasound for the hospital.

According to Scotts Inn Owner and ICCHA Founder Al Patel, the money came from generous corporate and individual donations throughout the city.

The group also held a fundraiser banquet on April 7.

"We always say giving back to a hospital makes a persons life and health better," said Patel. "This reduces the wait time for imaging. It will also be used for future doctors including students coming from UBC and residents who will be doctors in the next few years." 

The ICCHA Wish Foundation has been raising money to go towards Royal Inland Hospital since 2007.

During that time, the group's bought a cardiac monitor, portable x-ray machines, as well helped installed special-education rooms at the hospital where patients can speak with doctors in a private, comfortable space. 

The group's next goal is raising $500,000 to go towards starting a cardiac care program at Royal Inland Hospital that would work in conjunction with the cardiac outpatient clinic expected to open at  this fall



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