Two members of the Bong Legislative Caucus over the weekend donated huge consignments of medical supplies to Bong Mines, Phebe and the C.B Dunbar Maternity hospitals in Bong County.
The presentation is in response to the numerous public outcries about the shortages of meaningful hospital equipment for the smooth operations of the health facilities in Bong and parts adjacent.
Making delivery of the medical supplies to the three government-run health centers in the County, Electoral District #1 Representative Albert Hills Jr. stated that the supplies are some of their returns benefits for he and Liberia’s Deputy Speaker Prince Kermue Moye visit to the United States of America upon the invitation of a US Congress Man Eric Paulson in 2018.
Representative Hills recited that their visit to the United States was also intended to strengthen bilateral ties between Liberia and US Congress.
He said while in the US, they were able to lobby with International Partners and permanent Liberians residing in the US to help the Liberian health sector with medical supplies.
The Bong District #1 Lawmaker narrated that a son from Kokoyah District Dennis Garsini was very instrumental during the negotiation of a forty-foot container filled with medical items from a US-based company MATAL.
He maintained that on behalf of him and Deputy Speaker Moye, the donation is their own way of contributing immensely to the appalling health sector of the Country.
He further noted that the donation of the materials will help to reduce some of the challenges faced by hospitals and clinics in the County.
Taking delivery of the medical supplies on behalf of the hospitals, C.B Dunbar hospital Medical Director Dr. Elma Kou Geah, Bong Mines hospital administrator Alvin Sirleaf and an official of the Phebe hospital George Barbu, expressed joy over the provision of the medical items by the lawmakers, with a promise to use the items for the purpose intended.
They also appealed to Representatives Moye and Hills to continue the initiative, for the overall improvement of Liberia’s struggling health system.
Items donated by the Lawmakers include hand-gloves, hospital beds, mattresses and drugs amongst other things.