Montserrado County Electoral District #13 Representative Saah Joseph, a.k.a “Ebola hero” is leading a medical team that is providing health services to Liberians.Representative Joseph said for the past two weeks, he and a U.S.-based medical team, Liberia Medical Mission have been in few counties to conduct medical treatment to citizens.
He said the team Tuesday visited Buchanan and Compound #1 in Grand Bassa County where it met five persons at the point of death due to health complications, and treated them, and some of the patients are now responding to treatment.
Representative Joseph, who operated the First Responder ambulance services that assisted many Liberians during the peak of Ebola in getting to ETUs and other health facilities, said in Compound #1 the team met a 4-year-boy struck by double henion and needs serious medical attention, adding there were many sick people who need surgery, especially children.
The Congress for Democratic Change Lawmaker said the team has arranged with a hospital in America and also SN Brussels Airlines to fly some of the children out of Liberia to seek medical attention. He said that SN Brussels program is restricted to children under 12 and will only be responsible to buy plane tickets.
Representative Joseph said since the team’s arrival in Liberia, it has treated 1,106 persons in Central Monrovia, District#13, and Jacob Town in Paynesville, and was on its way to Margibi County. He said the people of Grand Cape Mount County in western Liberia allegedly turned the team away because their leaders said they had no prior knowledge.
The Liberian Lawmaker said some Liberian doctors and nurses have volunteered to work with the foreign doctors to help save lives. Meanwhile, Representative Joseph has disclosed that on Saturday, 2 April two forty-foot containers will arrive in Liberia with medical equipment, including 700 hospital beds and mattresses.
He said he liaise with the Ministry of Health to have the supplies distributed to various hospitals and clinics across the country. The Liberia Medical Mission is expected to depart Liberia on Sunday, April 3, 2016 as four more medical teams have expressed interest in visiting the country to help with the health needs of the Liberian people. Representative Joseph also disclosed the next medical team expected will include eye doctors. By Ethel A. Tweh-Edited by Jonathan Browne