SANNIQUELLIE, Nimba County â€“ Radio Seinway reports that on Feb. 4, a huge consignment of assorted medical items were donated to the G. W. Harley Memorial Hospital.
Fester G. Lee, Pastor of the Sanniquellie Central Church of Christ, made the presentation while stating that this is the churchâ€™s way of identifying with the hospital in this post-Ebola period. He noted that the items were made available through the goodwill of their sister church in the US. The materials included examination gloves, IV poles, bandages, syringes, and beds, among others.
Dr. Collins Boah, the Nimba County Health Coordinator, expressed his gratitude to the church for donating the items at a time of need. He assured the church that the materials will be used appropriately.
On behalf of the hospital, Dr. Ernest Kennedy, the hospital administrator, received the items and thanked the church for coming to their aid at this critical time. He also called on every Liberian to continue observing the preventive measures against Ebola.
Amid fears of recent Ebola cases in the neighboring town of Lola, Guinea, Dr. Kennedy warned that Liberia is still at risk if the preventive methods are not followed.
On behalf of the mayor of Sanniquellie, James F. Barkar, the administrative assistant, thanked the church for the donation and its fight against the deadly virus.
Bakar noted that the donation is the first of nine that will be sent out to health facilities around the county. He mentioned that Payee Community Clinic in the Gbor Chiefdom, Kpatuo Clinic, and the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita are among the future beneficiaries.
This is not the first time the church has made a donation. In fact, in the heat of the Ebola crisis, the church made similar donations in food items and hand sanitizers.