Firestone Accepts Six New Medical Interns at Du-Side Hospital

HARBEL, Margibi – The Firestone Liberia Medical Services has accepted five new postgraduate medical doctors for a six-month intensive internship program at its Du-Side Hospital.

A Firestone press statement dated February 25 said the interning doctors include Robin Vaye, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology; two surgeons, Jerome C. Johnson and Amos B. S. Darlay; and two internal medicine specialists, Charles G. Quealee and Lacrown A. Suburu.

The training program is expected to aid the medical professionals in mastering their surgical skills with emphasis on obstetric surgical emergencies.

“The postgraduate medical doctors have successfully passed the Liberia Medical and Dental Council Board examination,” the press statement mentioned.

The hospital regularly accepts interns from medical institutions in Liberia.

“At Firestone Liberia, we are committed to the well-being of our communities,” Don Darden, the company’s vice president for administration was quoted as saying.

In addition to providing knowledge through the company’s education system and housing for its workers, Darden said Firestone is proud to offer its workers and their dependents with quality medical care and qualified specialized doctors.

“This program benefits not just the Firestone communities,” Benedict Wollor, medical director at Firestone Liberia said.

Wollor explained that the program is also in line with the company’s commitment to building expertise and sharing knowledge within the country.

“In the years since I’ve overseen this program, we’ve had more than 50 intern[ing] doctors pass through our doors. I am proud to say that many of the interns have gone on to serve in our regional hospitals and bringing the much needed medical expertise to communities throughout Liberia,” Wollor said.

Firestone’s health services include a full-service referral hospital with 300 beds at Du-Side and two regional clinics operated as part of its fully funded community infrastructure.

The hospital was certificated by the Health Ministry to train health practitioners such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, anesthetists, and other health professionals.

Featured photo by Flickr’s jbdodane

Zeze Ballah

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016 and 2017, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. Zeze was also the union's 2017 Health Reporter of the Year. He is a Health Journalism Fellow with Internews.

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