SALT Rehabilitation Clinic in Liberia in collaboration with the United States of America licensed Therapists and CE Turkett consultants has graduated 14 locally trained clinicians in Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies, the first in the country.
The founder of the clinic Mrs. Cathrine T. Kamara, narrated the program started four years ago and is now in four counties, adding that it began with 77 students, but dropped to 24 and now 14 have graduated.
Speaking over the weekend at the S. Trowen Nagbe United Methodist Church in Sinkor, Monrovia Mrs. Kamara said though the Ministry of Health was invited at the ceremony, it did not turn up. However, she vowed to train more people in clinical knowledge because Liberia lacks clinicians.
She said being a Liberian, she was proud to train her fellow compatriots to become professional clinicians to boost the health sector. SALT Rehabilitation Clinic specializes in Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies. It is being sponsored by CE Turkett Consultants, LLC.
The clinic is staffed by experienced therapists, including locally trained mid-level workers who are being certified as clinicians in all three disciplines and supervised by licensed professionals from the United States.
SALT provides innovative clinical approaches, interventions, and programs in order to promote patients’ health and recovery.
Also speaking, the head of internal medicine at the Jackson F. Doe Referral Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County, Dr. Jeffrey E. Dodzie said, training clinicians is a very good thing because Liberia needs them to help in the health sector.
By Bridgett Milton-Editing by Jonathan Browne