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Saclepea gets ambulance, ultrasound equipment

The proprietor for the Dorcus Memorial Clinic in Saclepea District, Nimba County, Bacchus Zeh, has donated an ultrasound machine and an ambulance to the district health team.

At a brief turning over ceremony on Monday, Mr. Zeh said, the donations are intended to enhance the medical needs of citizens and in furtherance of government’s initiative in upgrading the health sector of the country.

He said though the equipment, and ambulance, are for use by the Dorcus Mator Memorial Clinic, it is also for the county health team. By this he indicated that it will be used by all clinics and hospitals in the county in responding to health problems of citizens.  He put the cost of both items at US$21,000.00.

Handing keys for the ambulance and the ultrasound machine to the people of district seven, the head for the County Health Team, Dr. Collins Bowah, thanked Mr. Zeh and the Dorcus memorial clinic for the gesture and assured that the ambulance and equipment will help to address the maternal health problems faced by the Government.

He called on the citizens to take ownership of the donations by taking proper care of them.

The NewDawn Nimba correspondent said citizens in that part of Nimba were happy and dancing for the gesture.

According to them, in past years, they had suffered due to the lack of medical equipment.

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They described the donation of an ambulance and an ultrasound machine as a great relief to the district and the entire Nimba County at large.

Also speaking, the administrator for the Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center, Peter Wonlakeah, thanked the proprietor for the Dorcus Martor Memorial Clinic for the assistance provided to the district.

He said the ambulance ultrasound machine will also benefit the center in addressing some of the health needs of the people.

Mr. Wonlakeah noted that some people when they have cash they prefer living in the United States or buying houses, but Mr. G. Baccus Zeh, has demonstrated love for his people by his gesture.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba

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