By Emmanuel Mafelah |
The Office of Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has brought into the Country a consignment of medical equipment and furniture for the opening of the Sekou Amah Toure Health Center in Jorwah Panta District, Bong County.
The Sekou Amah Toure Health Center which was rehabilitated by the Liberian Vice President few years ago was looted and later set ablaze during the Liberian civil war.
Prior to the civil unrest, the Health center provided health care services to the people of Bong County and parts of the Republic of Guinea.
Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor has stated that she remains eager to ensuring the necessary Health facilities for the poor in the centrally located County and other parts of the Country.
Despite singlehandedly rehabilitating the facility during her days at the Liberian Senate, VP Howard Taylor has maintained that she will continue lobbying with International Partners in order to create the enabling environment for the common Liberian People.
Her office through the Deputy Press Secretary Philip Singbah has stated that the Health Center will be officially opened by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the office o the Liberia’s first female Vice President.
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 stated that while it is true that the consignment of Medical equipment has arrived at the Hospital through the goodwill of VP Howard 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 opening program.
Our Bong County Correspondent says during the arrival of the medical equipments, citizens of Jorwah and surrounding villages in the County gathered and happily sang 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.