Nurses and traditional midwives at the Samay Clinic including residents of Bong county electoral District #2 have extended commendations to Montserrado County Senator Saah H. Joseph for providing $300,000 Liberian dollars to the health center.
The clinic is located in District #2, which is represented by Deputy House Speaker Prince K. Moye at the 54th Legislature.
The Clinic caters to more than eight thousand residents of Samay and other nearby towns and villages.
During a special visit to Bong County recently, Sen. Joseph said the placement of professional nurses and traditional midwives on government payroll must be a paramount concern in the 2019 Health Policy Act.
Mr. Joseph says he remains committed in pushing the case of healthcare workers at the Legislature.
He stresses that there is a need to give some assistances to the communities through the health sector, especially the Samay.
According to him, the $300,000 Liberian dollars provided to the clinic is his own way of paying back to the Liberian people who voted President George Manneh Weah, thereby creating the opportunity that made him (Joseph) to serve as Senator for Montserrado.
He says the donation is meant to keep the facility functioning, adding that the need for a proactive healthcare delivery system is a matter of must under the CDC-led government.
Sen. Joseph further assured the Samay Clinic administrators there are 30 medical doctors expected in the country to be taken to the clinic to conduct testing or surgery for eyes, among others.
In response, the citizens of the County have expressed happiness, describing Sen. Joseph as a “Senator without border”.
Elijah Sam Andrew, a resident of Samay wants Saah Joseph to push the case of the citizens to the Ministry of Health to ensure that staffers at the clinic are placed on payroll if the health system must meet its standard.
Meanwhile, the $300,000 Liberian Dollars contributed by the Montserrado County Senator has been directed to the expansion of the maternal waiting home.
The money, according to Samay Clinic Officer in Charge Rev. Obediah Kermue, will be used to fully construct additional two rooms for pregnant women and midwives.
Our Bong County correspondent says grounds have been broken for the expansion of the maternal waiting home. By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley