Bong Citizens Generates Over 167, 390 LD & $1,430 USD For Phebe Hospital
The Gbarnga Rotary Club in collaboration with civil society actors in Bong County has officially launched ‘Operation Save Phebe Hospital Campaign’ in County.
The idea of the “operation save Phebe Hospital” was crafted by the Rotary Club of Gbarnga a humanitarian organization that is helping to ensure community development in the County.
Speaking at launching Ceremony, Gbarnga Rotary Club President Anna Siakor Mbaku said the ‘Operation save Phebe Hospital’ a campaign that is intended to raise money to support the only referral hospital in the central region of Liberia.
According to President Mbaku, her organization has deemed it expedient to raise over two hundred thousand United States Dollars (2,000) USD for the sustainability of the hospital.
The hospital is currently in huge financial crisis including the shortage of drugs, electricity and other medical equipment.
The government recently made a cash donation of eighteen million Liberia Dollars which is very little to gain its old days status.
The hospital owes its vendors about three hundred thousand United States Dollars through fuel credit).
According to the Gbarnga Rotary Club head, Phebe hospital needs huge funding in order to graduate from its current deplorable condition.
The Rotarian President cautioned citizens in the County to support Phebe hospital stands a better chance of providing the needed medical services to Liberians in the Country.
During the fundraising rally, operation save Phebe generated one hundred sixty- seven thousand three hundred ninety Liberian Dollar, ($167, 390 LD), one thousand four hundred thirty United State Dollar ($1430USD) and pledges twenty five thousand Liberian Dollar ($25,000LD) and one hundred eighty United State Dollars ($180USD)
It can be recalled that in the November 12, 2018, County Council Setting $ 79 000US Dollars was later allotted to the health center.
Making the discloser, Bong County project specialist Thomas Cisco said though the name of the hospital was not mentioned at the sitting but due to the continual calls from the citizens’ quest for the Phebe Hospital $79, 000US Dollars allocated.
He said based on the citizens call, they later decided to allot the said amount for the Hospital.