The Gbarnga Rotary Club in collaboration with civil society actors in Bong County has officially launched “Operation Save Phebe Hospital Campaign” in the County to raise funds for the cash strapped medical facility.
Our Bong County correspondent says the idea of the “Operation Save Phebe Hospital” was crafted by the Rotary Club of Gbarnga, a humanitarian organization that is helping to ensure community development in the County.The operation Save Phebe Hospital Campaign is intended to [raise] over US$200,000 for Phebe Hospital that is in dire need of assistance.
The hospital is currently in huge financial crisis including the shortage of drugs, electricity and other medical equipment.The government recently made a cash donation of LRD$18m, but the donation seems very little in sustaining the hospital.
It is reported that the hospital owes its vendors about US$300,000 through fuel credit.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Gbarnga Rotary Club President Anna Siakor Mbaku says the “Operation Save Phebe Hospital” is a campaign that is intended to raise money to support the only referral hospital in the central region of Liberia.According to the head of the Gbarnga Rotary Club, Phebe Hospital needs huge funding in order to graduate from its current deplorable condition.
The Rotarian president cautions citizens in the County to support Phebe hospital to stand a better chance of providing the needed medical services to Liberians in the central region.During the fundraising rally, the campaign generated a little over LRD$100,000 and additional US$1,400, excluding pledges made.
It can be recalled that during the November 2018 County Council Sitting of Bong County, about US$79,000 was allotted for the Hospital, but there are reports that the hospital has not received the money.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley