J.J. Dossen Hospital Gets Ambulance


By Esau J. Farr

A Maryland County senator has donated an ambulance to the J.J. Doseen Hospital in Harper, Maryland County for use.

Flashback: Ambulance in Liberia

According to an ELBC correspondent in Maryland County, the donation was made recently in the county by Senator Dan Morias.

He said the donation also included surgical gloves and delivery bands amongst others important medical supplies.

J.J. Dossen Hospital is one of the major referral hospitals in Southeastern Liberia located in Harper, Maryland County that caters to medical cases coming from Grand Kru, River Cess, Sinoe and Maryland Counties including Ivory Coast.

The local journalist in the county quoted the Maryland senator as saying, the donation is steamed from the background of many challenges the hospital is faced with.

Senator Dan Morias is quoted as promising to underwrite the cost of the maintenance, fueling and salary of an assigned driver of the ambulance for the first one year after which the hospital will take full responsibility for the running and maintenance of the ambulance.

Receiving the ambulance and the medical supplies, the administrator of the hospital, Mekesebeh George, thanked Senator Morias for the gesture saying, it came right at the time the hospital is facing serious challenges in almost all departments and units of the hospital promising to use the supplies for the intended purposes.

He named some of the challenges as unstable electricity, limited medical supplies and understaffing amongst others.

The health sector in Liberia has and continues to be in a very poor state evidenced by its exposure and vulnerability to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in 2014 that snatched away the lives of more than four thousand people across Liberia and outbreaks of curable diseases and sicknesses amongst others. TNR

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