At least US$16,000.00 worth of medical equipment has been donated to clinics within Montserrado County.
The materials which comprised Hospital’s Stretchers, Defibrillators, Anesthesia Machines, Patient Monitors, Sterilizers, EKG/ECG Machines, Surgical Tables, Blanket and Fluid Warmers among others were offered to four clinics in District # 17, Montserrado County.
Speaking during the distribution exercise over the weekend, Montserrado County Representative, Hanson Kiazolu said the initiative was his own way of contributing to the improvement of the country’s challenged health sector.
He said, as a direct representative of the people of District #17 Montserrado County at the Legislature, the gesture was also part of promises made during the 2017 campaign.
Representative Kiazolu said though the initiative is first of its kind, there will be more of such donations within his six years tenure.
“This is my own way of contributing to the government pro-poor agenda. Though it is only clinics within district # 17 that are benefiting directly, this will also help people from surrounding communities who come to seek treatment at these medical centers,” he averred.
Clinics benefiting from the Medical Equipment’s include: Banjor Community Clinic, Kpallah Clinic, Cedar Clinic and Chelisa Wesseh Community Clinic.
Receiving the medical equipment, the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Banjor Community Clinic, Christiana Massaquoi thanked Representative Kiazulu for the gesture and promised to use the donated items for its intended purpose.
According to Madam Massaquoi, the Banjor Community Clinic and other medical centers in Montserrado County have been out of basic medical supplies for years with the past regime being unable to think in the direction of Representative Kiazulu.
“What else can I say? I’m so overwhelmed by this initiative. And so I want to say, on behalf of all the clinics that are benefiting from this medical supplies, a big thank you to Mr. Kiazulu for thinking about us and Liberia,” she accentuated.