The Ministry of Health has officially dedicated the Belefanai Health Center Surgery Theater worth little over one hundred ninety-seven thousand United States ($197, 000 USD) Dollars in Zota District, Bong County.
The dedicatory ceremony took place at the Belefanai Comprehensive Health Center (formerly Belefanai Clinic) on Monday, December 29, 2020, to ease quality health service delivery.
The one hundred and ninety- seven thousand United States Dollars ($197, 000 USD) project include, a Theater or operation room, Maternal Waiting Home and fencing of the entire Belefanai health center now named by Dr. Jallah as the Belefanai comprehensive health center.
The project was initiated under the Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement’s (FARA) program as a commitment by the government of the United States of America to enable the rebuilding of the Country’s health sector.
The modernized Belefanai Comprehensive Health Center is now compared to other major health facility like the JFK hospital, the Phebe referral hospital, among others and will be able to do work that other health facility across the Country can do.
Addressing scores of citizens in Belefanai Town during the opening ceremony of the facility, Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah described the facility as a big boost to the county’s health sector.
With the construction of the Material Waiting Home and the Theater at the Belefanai Comprehensive Health Center, she said maternal death will be minimized.
Expressing gratitude for the initiative, the Minister praised H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah and the Government of Liberia for the expedient and bilateral corporation with the Government of America, which has yielded such a fruitful result. She also indicated that the President’s vision to seeing quality and resilient healthcare as enshrined in the pro-poor agenda cannot be overemphasized.
Dr. Jallah, however, encouraged residents of Belefanai and its surroundings to always take ownership of the health facility by maintaining its tidiness and at the same time lauded the County Health Team of Bong County for the high level of commitment exhibited despite challenges faced in those hard to reach places.
In remarks, Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Jonathan Flomo, reaffirmed the county’s commitment to making sure the livelihood of the people representing central Bong County and its neighboring Counties receive continuous quality health service.
Making revelation on the assignment of trained medical surgeons to the facility, the Bong County Health Officer revealed that a team of medical surgeons have already been set to take care or charge of theater in Belefanai.
The Bong County District#4 Lawmaker, Rep. Robert Flomo Womba who was fully present, vowed to work with his colleagues in making sure that the facility is properly maintained in the County in turn of budgetary allotment.
Meanwhile, Bong County Development Superintendent, Anthony Boakai Sheriff characterized the dedication of the facility as a new dawn for the healthcare delivery system of the County.
Mr. Sheriff, on behalf of Superintendent Esther Y. Walker and the people of Bong County, lauded President George M. Weah for the improvement in the county health sector.
Meanwhile, the Bong County official cautioned citizens of the District to take care of the facility by helping to clean around it.
This dream come true of the Belefanai Comprehensive Health Center dedication brought together stakeholders, officials of the Ministry headed by Dr. Jallah and Representative of Zota District, Bong County.
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