The Medical Director of Phebe Hospital in Bong County, Jefferson Sibley, has confirmed that the hospital has received US$40,000 from government for the purchase of fuel to run the hospital.
The disclosure about government’s intervention to the hospital in the tune of US$40,000 was earlier made by Bong County district three Representative, Marvin Cole, on Thursday in an interview with out Bong County correspondent.Phebe Hospital has in recent time been out of fuel and other essential medical materials to cater to patients.
The situation is reported to have resulted to patients being charged to purchase fuel and medical materials like gloves, syringes, IV fluid, and drugs before being treated at the hospital.
Representative Cole said members of the county’s legislative caucus prevailed on the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to make available funding to address some of the challenges facing the hospital.Meanwhile, Dr. Sibley is calling on leaders of the county and citizens to rally around the hospital in seeking the needed support void of politics.
In the 2019/2020 National Budget, the hospital got an allotment of little over US$1.8m, but Phebe’s administration says it has only received US$75,000, in addition to the current US$40,000 as of September/October 2019.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong County—Edited by Winston W. Parley