Liberians Deserve Better Health Sector
– Pres. Weah Proclaims
President George Manneh Weah, on Friday, July 27, 2018 arranged the first brick for the construction of a new structure to accommodate Redemption Hospital inthe Township of Caldwell, Montserrado County.
According to reports, President is perhaps, the first Liberian leader to break ground for the construction of two state-of-the-art hospitals to add to existing medical centers with just six months in office. The first was the “14 Military Hospital” in Schifrin.Pres. Weah acknowledged that improving Liberia’s healthcare delivery system is at the top of his administration’s infrastructural development agenda, which accordingly is evidenced by the series of prompt interventions made in a relative short period of time; the initiative, the President said is intended to give Liberians unhindered and easy access to healthcare services.
Making remarks at the brick-laying ceremony, he reflected on the critical role of the Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town in serving the health needs of the people, but noted that the facilities were no longer spacious enough to cope with the growing number of people it is catering to daily.
According to the Liberian leader, the new Health facilities will contain 155 bedrooms and also serve as a referral, teaching and training hospital for medical practitioners in addition to the “14 Military Hospital” which is already under construction.
The President noted that Liberians deserve better healthcare delivery services and improved health sector, something he said, the government was committed to providing through its Pro-Poor development agenda.
Not ignorant and insensitive to the difficulties and constraints health workers and the health sector are faced with, the champion of the government’s pro-poor agenda pledged that his government through its Pro-Poor Agenda would ensure the improvement of the health sector.
Dr. Weah historicized that his desire to serve the people of Liberia grew while visiting Rome, Italy in 1995. “I made a commitment in Rome in 1995 to help change the lives of my people; though it’s challenging but I can overcome those challenges to help my people,” Pres. Weah declared.
Meanwhile, he appreciated his predecessor, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for initiating the plan for the project which the World Bank is aiding and committed US$14 Million.
Earlier, President Weah cut the ribbon and toured the renovated facility of the John F. Kennedy Medical Memorial Hospital as part of the Hospital’s 47 Founder’s Day.