The National Port Authority or NPA last weekend donated ten hospital beds and beddings to the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County.
The NPA workers said the donation was intended to support the hospital in meeting some of its many challenges, especially during the current Ebola outbreak.
A delegation of the workers led by Managing Director Matilda Parker was in Bong county to donate the beds and beddings to authorities of the hospital.
Making the donation, Managing Director Parker noted that because workers of the Port were in solidarity with the health sector, they thought it was an ardent necessity to buttress the efforts of the government in strengthening and supporting the work of health workers to fight the Ebola virus.
Parker expressed gratitude to the health workers at the Phebe Hospital for the level of worker they continue to do in the county, describing the hospital as clean, emphasizing that one wouldn’t know if it was a hospital upon entering considering the high level sanitation and organization by the hospital’s authority.
The NPA Managing Director, accompanied by the leadership of the NPA Dock Workers Union, praised the administration and staff of Phebe for a job well done. She noted that the NPA will continue its efforts in fighting the deadly Ebola virus that has taken away the lives of Liberians.
Receiving the items from NPA Management, the County Health Officer of Bong County, Dr. Samson Arzoaquoi appreciated Madam Parker and her team for the donation and promised to use them for the intended purpose. He noted that since the outbreak of the Ebola virus, the first group of government officials to indent with the hospital was the NPA board.
He urged Madam Parker and team to continue such humanitarian efforts in support of the Liberian health sector. Also speaking, the Medical Director of the Phebe Hospital, Dr. Jefferson Sirbley described the donation as necessarily timely, especially at the time such items were needed most at the hospital.
“We are not going to go back to our normal way of treating with our bare hands; we will always take preventive measures, including hand-washing and the use of personal protective equipment,” he noted.
He said a lot more need to be done at the hospital, adding that the mortuary attached to the hospital needed to be detached from the main building and relocated somewhere else on the hospital’s compound.