In-patients and first time visitors seeking medication at the Pipeline Health Center (PHC) in Paynesville City outside Monrovia have expressed gratitude to health workers and administrators at the government-run facility for their practical interventions in giving the center a facelift.
The PHC, through the Ministry of Health provides medical services to hundreds of inhabitants of Pipeline Community and its immediate localities.
Speaking to this paper during a visitation, two of the many patients awaiting medication at the health center, including Ms. Fatu Duncan Cole, 35, and Meata Freeman Smyth, 42, disclosed that several months ago, the Pipeline Health Center was in a deplorable state.
They recalled that prior to the facelift of the area, the PHC physical outlook was highly discouraging but the timely intervention by health workers and administrators there gives the facility a new look.
According to them, prior to the intervention, pregnant women visiting the health center stood outdoor under the sun and rain to await services, something that has finally changed.
“We used to sit down on concrete breaks because there were no chairs or benches for us … but see today; we have abundant of chairs and benches and we no longer encounter sunlight and rain simply because the area is now covered and rehabilitated ”, they explained in joy.
They specifically referenced several other components of the Center such as baby vaccination and injection rooms, physicians and nurses’ offices, patient waiting room and restroom, among others that are now tidy through hard work and commitment of the medical staffers and administrators.
According to them, these people made enormous sacrifices by galvanizing their merger financial resources coupled with assistance from goodwill businesses operating in Paynesville City that makes the health center to be what it is today.
Fatu and Meata then encouraged other health workers and administrators of government-run health facilities in Montserrado County to emulate the exceptional example of PHC staffers and administrators who did not wait on government or the Ministry of Health to make a different at their assigned jobsite saying, government may not always have resources to provide everything to all health centers at the same time.
They pointed out that anyone visiting the Pipeline Health Center for the first time would be very glad of the tremendous work and physical outlook of the health center, as it now represents a medical facility that anyone would like to seek medication there.
They extolled the staff and administrators at the PHC for their enthusiasm and wisdom that will go a long way in enhancing growth and development of the facility.
The women also expressed gratitude to government, partners, and friendly business entities in Paynesville City for identifying with the Center in its time of need.
By Emmanuel Mondaye–Editing by Jonathan Browne