Health workers in Bong County have maintained that they will not work with Health Minister-designate Dr. Bernice Dahn if confirmed by the Liberian Senate.
Speaking to journalists following Dr. Dahn visited the county and held meeting with them, the head of the National Health Workers Association of Liberia-Bong Chapter, Martha Morris, said they were not in the position to work with Dr. Dahn, claiming that she’s one of the health officials in the country who continue to ignored the plight of health workers across the country and threatened many others with dismissals.
She reiterated calls for the Liberian Senate not to confirm the Health Minister-designate, adding that her confirmation will retrogress the health care delivery system in the country.
Madam Morris also urged Dr. Dahn to stop using state resources to go across the country for the purpose of lobbying with health workers to support her confirmation.
Health Minister-designate Dahn told reporters following her meeting with health workers in Bong County recently that her visit was actually intended to make clarity and address the concerns of health workers, including the US$50.00 deduction from their salaries.
She indicated that her office has never been confronted with some of the major issues raised by health workers, but continues to be castigated in the media, noting that there was no need for her office to be shown disrespect in cases not to her knowledge.
According to our Bong County correspondent, during meeting health workers shouted: “injury to one, injury to all”, especially when Dr. Dahn got up to speak. By Papa Morris from Gbarnga, Bong County – Edited by George Barpeen