LIBERIA: President Weah Gives Assurance To Rebuild Fire-Gutted C. H. Rennie Hospital

The burnt C. H. Rennie Memorial Hospital

(LINA) – President George M. Weah has assured the people of Margibi County of government’s full support to rebuilding the C.H. Rennie Memorial Hospital in Kakata recently raised by fire

The President, however, stated that he was very saddened by the level of damage done at the hospital as a result of the fire outbreak early Sunday morning.

President Weah made the statement August 16 on the compounds of the C.H. Rennie hospital in Kakata where he had gone to assess the level of damage done to the hospital following Sunday morning fire incident.

The C.H. Rennie hospital, which is the biggest government referral in Margibi County, was gutted by fire on early Sunday morning, August 15, leaving the main building which has the emergency room, record room, surgical theater, and other offices completely burnt down.

The hospital was built in 1971 as a public health center but later upgraded to a full hospital in the 1980s.

Early Sunday morning, marking its 50th year since it was constructed, was hit by fire, leaving the facility unable to continue providing health services to the public.

Pres. Weah also stated that government will make available funding to purchase fire engines for all fifteen counties.

He called on health administrators and staff to learn how to make use of the fire extinguishers that are available at the health facilities as a first step in preventing fire from totally burning their buildings.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14055 Articles
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.
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