Thursday 28 May, 2020

CBD wellness company donates 270 gallons of alcohol to Health Ministry

A representative from the Ministry of Health collects the donation of 270 gallons of organic non-denatured alcohol from OGH's Farm in Trelawny. The alcohol will be used to manufacture well-needed hand sanitizers to help the health sector to contain the spread of COVID-19 .

A representative from the Ministry of Health collects the donation of 270 gallons of organic non-denatured alcohol from OGH's Farm in Trelawny. The alcohol will be used to manufacture well-needed hand sanitizers to help the health sector to contain the spread of COVID-19 .

In response to the growing demand for alcohol to produce hand-sanitizers on the island, CBD wellness company Organic Growth Holdings Inc (OGH) donated 270 gallons of organic, non-denatured alcohol to the Ministry of Health. 

This allotment of alcohol will be used directly in the health sector to contain the spread of the coronavirus, according to Everton Anderson, CEO of the National Health Fund (NHF). 

Expressing thanks to OGH after last Friday's donation, Anderson added: “[The] donation of alcohol will go a far way in maintaining a clean and safe work environment in the health sector as we work together to contain the spread of COVID-19.” 

OGH's Andrew Prout loads a tank of alcohol into the Ministry of Health's truck from the OGH hemp farm in Long Pond Trelawny

OGH, based in Trelawny, is one of the largest craft medicinal hemp farms in Jamaica and will be a major producer of THC-free, CBD distillates and oils for the domestic and export markets.  

President of OGH, Robert Weinstein says the company is pleased to do its part to assist the Ministry of Health in its quest to ensure that every Jamaican has access to items to help keep themselves and their families safe during this global pandemic.  

“In every country across the world at this present moment, one thing is clear, we are not alone and we are all in this fight together. OGH Jamaica Ltd. is committed to doing our part to help in this fight against the spread of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19,” Weinstein added.  

Jamaica has 63 coronavirus cases, as of Tuesday, April 7.

More than a million people worldwide have been infected with the virus, which has claimed over 70,000 lives. 

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