A former representative candidate from the 2017 election, Dr. Wolloh E. Topor has donated assorted materials to the Pleebo Health Center in Pleebo Sodoken District, Maryland County, including soap, rams of papers and sanitizers. Dr. Topor has also promised a monthly donation of stationeries to the health facility.
Speaking during the donation over the weekend, he said the gesture comes as a way of buttressing government’s effort in meeting health needs of the people, and appeal from the County Health Officer assigned in the County, Dr. Methodius George.
He said Dr. George had called on donors and permanent citizens to contribute to the health center, noting that as a prominent son of Maryland, was moved to donated just a little of what he has promised to do for the facility. Dr. Topor disclosed that his foundation is planning to extent services to patients at the health center, by sharing cooked foods and donating bags of rice.
He said the health center deserves more from government, due to services it is providing to residents of the county, recalling that he himself sought medication there when he fell ill.
Dr. Topor hailed the center for medical treatments provided him during his illness, saying that he couldn’t have received such services from any of those bigger hospitals in the country.
Receiving the donation, the Officer-In-Charge at the PLeebo Health Center thanked Dr. Topor for identifying with the health facility. Madam Kebehs B. Socree described the donation as timely, saying the facility is actually in need of items provided. She lamented that though the health center is government-owned, it faces enormous challenges.
She disclosed that some volunteers at the center haven’t received compensation for two months besides lack of detergents, sanitizers, stationeries for doctors to write down prescriptions to patients, including training for some of the volunteers. Madam Socree explained that due to the shortage of materials, patients are sometime asked to even buy their own materials.
The OIC added that she uses her private generator to run the facility, while private homes in the county benefit power from the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). However, she said despite theconstrains outlined, the center is well sponsored by government and partners in terms of drugs.
At the same time she called on government through its local authorities in the county to recondition community roads to enable ambulances have access into communities, including the road leading to the health facility.
The Pleebo Health Center serves almost half of the population of Maryland County. Situated in a commercial district, it is said to have the highest population due to the operations of two concession companies, Cavalla Rubber Corporation (CRC) and the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation (MOPP).
By Patrick N. Mensah, from Maryland –Editing by Jonathan Browne