The Office of Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has provided a consignment of medical equipment and furniture for the opening of the Sekou Amah Toure Health Center in Jorwah Panta District, Bong County.
Our correspondent in Bong County says the Sekou Amah Toure Health Center was looted and set ablaze during the Liberian civil war, but it was rehabilitated by Vice President Taylor few years ago.
Prior to the civil unrest, the health center provided health care services to the people of Bong County and parts of neighboring Guinea.
Vice President Taylor has stated that she remains eager to ensuring that the necessary health facilities for the poor in Bong County and other parts of the Country are available.
VP Taylor maintains that she will continue to lobby with international partners to create the enabling environment for the common Liberian people.
Her office through the Deputy Press Secretary Philip Singbah says the health center will be officially opened by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the office of Madam Taylor.According to Mr. Singbah, residents of Panta District have over the past been in dire need for the opening of the health center, adding that they couldn’t have opened the center in the absence of the medical equipment and furniture.
He states that while it is true that the consignment of medical equipment has arrived at the hospital through the goodwill of VP Taylor, they are now looking up to the Ministry of Health to schedule specific date for the official opening of the health center.
Guinea Ambassador to Liberia Mr. Abdoulaye Dore is also expected to be part of the health center’s opening program.Our Bong County correspondent says during the arrival of the medical equipment, citizens of Jorwah and surrounding villages in the County gathered and happily sang a song in extending commendation to the Office of the Vice President.
“I am very happy because of the materials the VP has brought to this town. I think we will not be worrying anymore because when this health center is opened, it will really help us,” Krubah Vesselee, a resident of the area told this paper.
Currently, there is a clinic in Jorwah which was established by the Ministry of Health through the Bong County Health Team.The Jorwah Clinic is lack of medical equipment and even sitting capacity, thus prompting the residents to call for the quick opening of the rehabilitated health center.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley