Big bucks for stretchers

first_imgLOCAL High schools wishing to purchase stretchers as part of their medical equipment for football matches could be called on to fork out as much as $70,000 plus tax. The two types of stretchers used are the wheeled (gurney, trolley, bed or cart) or the basic cot that must be carried by two or more people. The issue of having stretchers as part of schools’ medical equipment at matches was thrown into the spotlight on Tuesday, when Dominic James, captain of St George’s College, collapsed during a Manning Cup match against Excelsior High at the Stadium East field. The player was lifted off the field by four men. The 18-year-old, who would have celebrated his 19th birthday on Monday, was seen by medical staff from the school then transported to the University Hospital of the West Indies, where he died. Checks done by The Gleaner yesterday revealed that the best stretchers are not available in bulk locally, and it could take up to six weeks to get supplies from overseas. Jamaica Hospital Supplies, which sells health care equipment and supplies for hospitals in the Corporate Area, said the demand for stretchers went up after James’ sudden death. The manual stretchers (cots) are the length-wise fold type and could cost up to $63,100 plus tax. According to a senior employee, who wished to remain anonymous, they were down to just 10 stretchers. “There has been a spike in orders since yesterday,” the employee said, adding that schools were among the institutions rushing to place orders. Another Corporate Area-based firm, Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited, said they wouldn’t have a vast quantity of stretchers in stock, but once schools submit an order, they could source the equipment. Managing Director Mertis Boothe said if a school needed a stretcher, the institution would be asked to decide on the type it would need. “We would have to bring them in as they are not manufactured in Jamaica,” Boothe said. SPIKE IN DEMANDlast_img read more

Sneak peek Heres every sickening look from the Drag Race finale taping

first_imgHeld at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles last night (8 June), the 14 contestants from this season clearly came to slay the red carpet.The red carpet also featured celebrities like Gus Kenworthy, Jeffrey B Chapman, Daniel Franzese, Brad Goreski and Chester See.At the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 finale serving lewks w/ @raymondbraun!— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) 9 June 2018Also in attendance were Drag Race alumni Sasha Velour, Ongina, Mrs Kasha Davis, Alexis Mateo, Pork Chop, Jaymes Mansfield and BeBe Zahara Benet.As well, of course, judges Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley.So, in no particular order, here are the 14 queens from the finale:Aquaria @aquariaofficial #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Asia O’Hara @AsiaOharaLand #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Kameron Michaels @KameronMichaels #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Miz Cracker @miz_cracker #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018The Vixen @TheVixensworld #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Blair St Clair @BlairStClair #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018 Drag Race season 10 finale taping. | Photo: World of Wonder / Twitter Yuhua Hamasaki @YuhuaNYC #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Mayhem Miller @TheOnlyMayhem #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Monét X Change @monetxchange #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Monique Heart @IAmMoniqueHeart #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Dusty Ray Bottoms @DustyRayBottoms #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 8 June 2018Kalorie Karbdashian @kalKARBdashianw #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 9 June 2018Eureka O’Hara @eurekaohara #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 9 June 2018Vanessa Vanjie Mateo @VanessaVanjie #DragRace— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) 9 June 2018Want to see some photos too? Here’s a compilation video of each contestant’s sickening looks:[embedded content]The RuPaul’s Drag Race finale will air 28 June.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… We’re gagging over all of the stunning looks from the taping of the RuPaul’s Drag Race finale. WATCH: YouTube star Tyler Oakley visits Pulse one year onWATCH: We react to the shocking RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 finaleHere is a sneak peek of the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more