US$ 200,000 Required to Complete E & J Medical Center

GANTA, Nimba – The hospital project that is being undertaken by the representative for Nimba’s first district, Jeremiah Koung, is finally expected to be opened to the public this April.

Koung said he is now lobbying to raise at least US$200,000 to do the finishing works at the hospital. He said he is hopeful of receiving it early next week and expects to dedicate the hospital on April 29.

“Right now, we are still trying to get some money, if we get the money we need, we are going to speed up with the last work we have on hand, and then we can be hopeful of opening the hospital at the end of this month,” he noted.

Koung’s Resource Officer, Victor Kpeiseh, said the standing cost of the hospital project at the moment is a little over US US$2 million. He said following the dedication of the hospital, the hospital would provide services such as an emergency room, maternity care, x-ray and laboratory tests, amongst others on a daily basis.

Kpeiseh said Koung’s attention to the health sector stemmed from the overcrowdedness at the only health center in the city, Ganta United Methodist Hospital, where patients often wait several hours to seek medical treatment.

Notwithstanding, credible information reaching the Bush Chicken has revealed that staff recruitment for the E&J Medical Center is being conducted. At least, 200 – 300 persons stand to benefit employment at the hospital this April.

Featured photo courtesy of Arrington Ballah

A resident of Ganta, Nimba County, Arrington has a background working with credit unions and other organizations dedicated to rural finance.

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