The Indian community in Liberia has donated several items, including food to the 14th Military Hospital in Margibi County and the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Sinkor, Monrovia, respectively. The items donated include 300 bags of rice, five brand new motorbikes and lifesaving oxygen.
Presenting items to the Chief Medical Doctor of the John F. Kennedy Hospital, Dr. Jerry Brown, on Liberia’s Independence Day, July 26th, Indian Counsel General to Liberia, Shri Upjit Singh Sachdeva said, the rice is a July 26th gifts for nurses at the hospital.
He said the Indian community here recognizes the meaningful contribution nurses are making to save lives. He said each nurse at the 14th Military Hospital should receive two (2) bags of rice for the hard work and dedication being demonstrated in the medical profession in Liberia.
Mr. Sachdeva also presented five Honda motorbikes to the John F. Kennedy Hospital to facilitate its operations, especially, at the time when the country is fighting the Coronavirus.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the government, Dr. Jerry Brown emphasized that he also recognizes the many contributions being made to both hospitals, which continue to enhance operations of these medical facilities.
He revealed that over time the hospital fines it difficult to purchase lifesaver oxygen fuel because of exorbitant price in the country, noting that the hospital pays about US$35.00 per fuel.
He expressed joy that the donation of the lifesaver oxygen comes at the time when the hospital is in dire need of such equipment, assuring the Indian community that items donated will be used to save lives of patients in critical condition.
Dr. Brown, who received world’s recognition for his successful fight in eradicating Ebola from Liberia, then appealed to other friendly individuals to contribute whatsoever medical materials and equipment to enable the hospital continues its services to the people of Liberia.
This is not the first time the Indian community in Liberia has donated items to the two government hospitals; the community had provided other assistance to other areas of both hospitals.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Editing by Jonathan Browne