The Jackson F. Doe Referral Hospital Gradually Losing Its Status Due To Lack Of Diagnostic Equipment

Entrance of the Hospital's emergency department
Entrance of the Hospital’s emergency department

Dozens of patients who troop in daily to have their health problem solve at that hospital are reportedly disappointed due to the lack of medical equipment to handle their cases, a situation which most times lead to their unfortunate pass off (deaths).

According to report patients are usually turned down by the hospital administration due to the lack of CT Scan and other important medical equipment that have been down for nearly a year because the management of the hospital cannot afford to raise US$200,000.00 for the replacement has caused problem in that County.

Our Correspondent in Nimba County who recently visit the hospital said the operation theater of the hospital has become isolated due to the lack of those important medical equipment that could either be repaired due to manor problem.

Quoting sources at the hospital, our Correspondent said authorities at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare have since been informed of this situation at the hospital but apparently have no interest to revise the hospital.

“Our government officials have no interest in purchasing these damaged important equipment or find trained technicians for the repair of these damaged diagnostic equipment. Because each time these officials fall six they travel to Ghana or the US to take medical treatment. It is unfortunate for those who cannot travel abroad to seek for further medical treatment,” Nyan Dougba who claimed to be a resident of Ganta and went over to the hospital for treatment and turned down said.

“ It is unbelievable to hear that our Government officials traveled on a regular basis to seek medical attention and downplay our local hospitals, this is indeed terrible,” Sara Johnson a resident of central Monrovia in a rather disappointed state of mind told our reporter.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.