Montserrado County District #8 representative candidate James Fallah has donated asserted medical drugs valued at $42, 000.00LD to the government – owned Soniewen Clinic, Soniewen Community.
Presenting the items to Soniewen Clinic Officer – in- Charge Irene Sherman-Esiri, Mr. Fallah said the donation was a of identifying with the health facility in the wake of alleged lack of government assistance to the clinic.
The former student activist listed boxes of paracetamol, alcohol, and tissue as items donated, saying they his initial contribution to the clinic.
Mr. Fallah who once lived in the vicinity of the clinic says he is saddened that since the departure of International Non-Governmental Organization Medecins Du Monde from the clinic, the facility allegedly continues to experience shortage of essential drugs to cater to sick people especially women and children.
Receiving the donation, Soniewen Clinic Officer-In-Charge Irene Sherman-Esiri expressed gratitude to Mr. Fallah, emphasizing the need for goodwill Liberians and organizations to come to the aid of the clinic.
Madam Esiri calls for essential medical items needed to provide medical services to the people, adding that the medical center is experiencing serious problem due to the alleged failure of the Ministry of Health to provide essential needed materials.
She claims that government has attributed the challenge to drugs shortage at its central warehouse in the country.
Madam Eisir further calls the public to contribute medical drugs such as amoxicillin, cloranfenicol, flagyl, and material for the treatment of women and children who are the most recorded patients visiting the health center to seek medical attention.
She recalls that several months back, Mr. Fallah made similar donation to the health center during the Ebola crisis while he was then working with the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS).
According to her, the donation at the time, helped to fight the disease in the community. Mr. Fallah is a lecturer at the UMU, AMEU, AMEZU, and several high schools in Monrovia.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley