Liberia and Guinea reopens Sekou Toure Clinic
Liberia and Guinea today dedicated the Amed Sekou Turay clinic in Panta, Bong County.
The clinic was built near theGuinean-Liberian border in the 70s but suffured serious damage as a result ofthe Liberian Civil War which ended in 2003.A Health Ministry’s statement signed by itsCommunication Consultant, Sorbor George said, the refurbished effort wasinitiated by Vice President Jowel Howard Taylor, following a visit to the areabefore the election.
VP Taylor’s effort later drew in the aid of Samiritan Purse, Ministry of Healrh and implemented by local contractors.
In remarks, Health Minister and theGuinea Ammbassador both paid special tribute to Vice President Taylor forinitiating the refurbishing of the clinic.Both Minister Whilimina Jallah and AmbassadorElhadj Abdoulaye Dori urged the local residents to take ownershio of theclinic.
Guinea described the reconstruction of the clinic as a show of the brotherly love that existed between Former Guinean President Sekou Turay and William R. Tolbert of Liberia.
Fifty percent of health services areaccessed by the people of Guinea, while a huge population in the PantaDistrict, Bong County also trooped in for medical care at the clinic.Ambassador Dori also recalled the contributionof the clinic during the Ebola Crisis, which affected both the people of Liberia and Guinea.
The refurbished health facility currently has 12 staff and will need additional 14 for full operation.
During the dedication, local residents including Guineans living near the Liberian border celebrated the reconstruction, singing and dancing to traditional music.
They also presented gifts in the form of goat and chicken as their appreciation for providing them access to healthcare.
They further launched an appeal for constant drugs and medical supplies to enable them facility function smoothly.
Signed: Sorbor George Communication Consultant