Relentless to Bring in Modern Facilities to Hospitals,” President Weah Reiterates Commitment to Health Sector
On Monday, May 17, 2021, President Dr. George Manneh Weah, dedication the newly renovated and expanded intensive care and trauma units at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Memorial Medical Center, President Weah said the upgrading and expansion of the facilities is particularly significant, because the JFK is not only the national referral hospital, but it is the main teaching hospital in Liberia.
His administration has been concerned about the lack of properly-equipped Intensive Care Units (ICU) and Trauma Units in Liberia, which is why “I have been relentless in my determination to bring such modern, state-of-the-art facilities to various hospitals in Liberia.”
I am committed to improving the well-being of Liberians, including equipping hospitals in the country with state-of-the-arts facilities.
Dr. Weah recalled that through a NOCAL-TGS partnership, the Facility Upgrade of the Intensive Care and Trauma Units of JFK Hospital will bring a huge boost to Liberia’s health-care delivery drive.
“This initiative will bring our people closer to the kind of health-care they deserve, will provide professional life-saving health services, on an equal-access basis, to over 1.8 million inhabitants of Monrovia and its environs, as well as residents in the 15 counties of Liberia who, based on referral and need, will require advance emergency care.
He admonished the Management and Staff to take excellent care and maintenance of these facilities, so that they will efficiently and effectively serve the purpose for which they were installed.
President Weah also had fond words for NOCAL boss, Attorney-At Law Saifuah Mai Gray, of whom he said, “I am very proud of you. You have dispelled the notion that young people are not experienced and cannot deliver. The NOCAL that we know; you met it bankrupt and in a huge financial deficit. You went there, stabilized it and now you have brought this very impressive project to successful completion. I therefore urge all young professionals who are put in positions of responsibility, to emulate her great leadership.”
Source: Executive Mansion Liberia