Zuluyee Town Gets First Ever Modern Clinic In Over 50 years
Citizens of Zuluyee town in Sanniquillie-Mah Administrative District in Nimba County will for the first time since more than 55 years breathe an air of relief over the construction of a modern clinic by a non-profit organization, Benlysia Health Clinic.
Zuluyee town is the headquarters of Bain-Garr Administrative District in Nimba County, with an estimated population of more than 5,000 inhabitants, and is about 6 kilometres away from Ganta.Speaking to LINA in the county, the Administrator of the clinic, Mr. K. Amos Mengun, said citizens deemed it “very necessary” to construct a health facility in the town due to its size, population and health need since inhabitants have to walk five to six hours to seek medication due to the absence of a health center in the entire Garr district.
According to him, the clinic will cater to patients coming from about eight towns and over four villages in the district.
He named the towns and villages to benefit from health delivery services at the clinic as Gbedin, Yehbo, Toliwin, Menghen, Lehgen, Gampa, Tondin and Garr-Blein as well as Miller, Sippi, Wuo and Gawee’s around Zuluyee Town, among others.
The clinic, which will be officially dedicated on August 10, according to Mengun, will offer some manor health services, including delivery, OPD, OB and Maternal Waiting Center, according to Administrator Mengun.
Also speaking to our Correspondent who visited the town, Commissioner Amos Gbatu expressed joy over the decision by some citizens of the county to think in the direction of establishing a clinic that will take care of the “minor” health needs of citizens of the district and beyond.
According to Gbatu, citizens of the area travel long distances to seek medication in Ganta and Sanniquillie, while others die along the way, adding that “the coming of this clinic is a dream being realized.”