In an effort to address some of the many challenges faced by newborn babies at the Maternal Neonatal Child Care Center at the Charles Henry Rennie Hospital (C.H. Rennie) in Margibi County, the Land Commissioner of Margibi has donated assorted items to the facility.
Commissioner Joe Alfred Dorah on Monday, April 29, 2019, donated a 3.5KVA generator along with three wall fans and incandescent light bulbs worth over ninety-nine thousand nine hundred Liberian dollars (L$99,900.00).
Presenting the items to heads of the facility, Mr. Dorah said the gesture was based on the continuous call by the Hospital Administration and also Challenges he sees Children who are admitted at the County’s Childcare Center in the only government referral Hospital in Margibi are faced with.
According to him, this is his own way of reaching out to at least a newborn child or Children and a way of sustaining President George Weah nationwide vision for Child protection under the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).
He stated that this is intended to improve the wellbeing of newborn babies and support the daily operation of Machines previously donated by Maternal and Child Advocacy International.
The Margibi Land Administrator revealed that it is expedient and obligatory on his part like any other governmental appointees in Margibi to support government plans towards Child welfare in the Country, stressing the need for everyone especially appointed officials in the government to get involved into giving support to children.
Commissioner Dorah meanwhile promised to provide ten gallons of fuel on a weekly basis as additional support to the running of the donated machine stressing that it was made available based on the.
For his part, the Administrator of the C.H Rennie Hospital Tarnue Mulbah Saywala praised Commissioner Joe Dorah for what he called a timely and farsighted approach in reaching out to the facility which will help in addressing some of the challenges faced by newborn babies and their care Center noting that the donation is laudable and worth Commendation.
Also speaking, Margibi County Security Council Program Officer; T. Ocarleus Subah used the occasion to thank the government of Liberia and Commissioner Joe Dorah for what he termed as overwhelming support given to the Hospital in buttressing national government effort in the County.
He, at the same time, described Commissioner Dorah’s donation as historic and it speaks volume as a patriotic struggle towards nation building.
Meanwhile, yamah E.Zopi, the head nurse assigned at the C.H Rennie Maternal Neonatal Child Care center in Margibi County has commended Commissioner Dorah for exhibiting leadership role in regards to the donations, but also want government pays keen attention to the Center.
She disclosed that at present, the Hospital Maternal Neonatal Child Care Center needs an additional three Nurses, four phototherapy lights, three drip poles, six Babies Beds and Mosquito Nets.
“We sometimes find it so difficult to contain our own in patients children and at the same catering to the ones Coming from other health Centers in the County because of the limited bed we have, and for that we (Nurses) are always challenged and with no other alternative, but we have to put two children on one bed and also on the only phototherapy machine we got here if their cases are at the same” she asserted.
This brings to two a recent donation made by an International Organization and local government appointee. It can be recalled that on last Wednesday April 24, 2019, the International Charitable organization identified as Maternal and Child Advocacy International donated two Incubators, pulse oximeter machine, a medical device used to monitor the oxen level of a patient’s blood, Phototherapy light, a device also used to get rid of detected jaundice in a newborn Baby and Babies’ bed warmer among many others were medical instruments’ delivered by that institution in support of the child care center in Margibi.