Two members of the Bong County Legislative Caucus over the weekend donated huge consignments of medical supplies to Bong Mines, Phebe and the C.B. Dunbar Maternity hospitals in Bong County.
Items donated by the lawmakers include hand-gloves, hospital beds, mattresses and drugs, among other things.
The donation is in response to the continuous public outcry about the shortages of meaningful hospital equipment for the smooth operations of the health facilities in Bong and parts adjacent.
Bong Electoral District#1 Rep. Albert Hills made the delivery of the medical supplies to the three government – run health centers in the County.
According to him, the the supplies are some benefits from a visit to the United States of America by he and Deputy House Speaker Prince KermueMoye upon the invitation of US Congressman Eric Paulson in 2018.
Rep. Hills indicates that he and Rep. Moye’s visit to the United States was also intended to strengthen bilateral ties between Liberia and the US Congressman.
He explains that while in the US, they were able to lobby with international partners and permanent Liberians residing in the US to help the Liberian health sector with medical supplies.
The Bong District #1 Rep. indicates that a son from Kokoyah District Mr. Dennis Garsini was very instrumental during the negotiation for a forty – foot container filled with medical items from a US – based company MATAL.
Rep. Hills says on behalf of him and Deputy Speaker Moye, the donation is their way of contributing immensely to the appalling health sector of the Country.
He believes that the donation of the materials will help to reduce some of the challenges faced by the hospitals and clinics in the County.
C.B Dunbar Hospital Medical Director Dr. Elma Kou Geah, Bong Mines Hospital Administrator Alvin Sirleaf and an official of the Phebe Hospital George Barbu took delivery of the medical supplies.
Receiving the supplies, the health officials expressed joy over the provision of the medical items by the lawmakers, promising to use the items for the purpose intended.
They also appealed to Reps. Moye and Hills to continue the initiative for the overall improvement of Liberia’s struggling health system.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley