President Weah Dedicates Care and Trauma Units at JFA

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MONROVIA–President George M. Weah has dedicated and turned over the newly renovated and expanded Intensive Care and Trauma units at the John F. Kennedy Hospital.

The President was assisted by his wife, first Lady Clar Marie Weah in cutting the robin to have access to the newly renovated and expanded Intensive Care and Trauma units.

As the President cut the robin, doctors and nurses joyfully applauded the president for the changes he is making in the Liberian society mainly in the health sector.

In a remake during the dedicatory program, President Weah said the upgrading and expansion of the two facilities at the JFK Memorial Medical Center is particularly significant on grounds that the JFA is not only the national referral hospital, but it is the main teaching hospital in Liberia.

“Founded in 1971, for over five decades it has played an unparalleled role in healthcare and in training Liberia’s health workforce” President Weah gave the history of the JFK.

“Founded in 1971, for over five decades it has played an unparalleled role in healthcare and in training Liberia’s health workforce” President Weah gave the history of the JFK.

 

He said despite the JFK long years of existence and the important contributions it has made as the main pillar of the Liberian health-care ecosystem, JFK has faced some difficulties over the years with meeting the full standards of care as is expected of its position as the apex teaching hospital in Liberia, due to challenges with funding and budgetary constraints.

According to him, because of the many challenges, he and his team led an initiative to reach out to international partners and the private sector to lend their support to the JFK to enabled it fulfill its important role of educating, training, and leadership of the Liberian health sector.

“To their credit, many of them have responded generously, for which we are grateful” the President intoned.

During the event, he recognized and appreciated the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), and TGS-Nopec, who he said combined their resources in fulfillment of their Corporate Social Responsibility, to improve, upgrade, expand, and equip the facilities.

“They should, and must be, commended” in added as he said NOCAL has always been a major contributor to all areas that seek to develop the lives of Liberians and that the investment into the health sector through the  JFK project comes as no surprise.

He went on to say, “The people of Liberia are indeed grateful for this gesture.”

 

He said through this NOCAL-TGS partnership, the Facility Upgrade of the Intensive Care and Trauma Unit of JFK Hospital will bring a huge boost to our health-care delivery drive in Liberia.

“This initiative will bring our people closer to the kind of health-care they deserve” he added.

The JFK project was done in two phases. Phase one included the renovation, expansion and remodeling of the ICU & Trauma Units over a six-month period while phase two included the supply of medical materials and equipment and the third phase is when NOCAL sponsoring  ICU and Trauma personnel abroad for advance training to enable them operate the  equipment effectively and efficiently.

 

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