The Ministry of Health (MOH) has received a donation of huge medical consignments and other accessories from Orange Liberia to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The items which include hand gloves, PPEs, face shield, and nose masks coupled with some essential medical supplies were presented on Monday, September 28, 2020, at the Health Ministry
Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, receiving the items on behalf of the government and her Ministry said, the donation will help boost the country’s fight against this deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
“These donation came at the appropriate time when we are in the middle of the fight. As we are into the COVID-19 major fight, these materials will help in the combat against the deadly virus. These supplies will also be used during the treatment of other diseases, even if COVID is eradicated from the Country”, Dr. Jallah indicated.
The energetic Minister, on behalf of President George Manneh Weah and the government, used the occasion to thank Orange-Liberia for its continuous commitment to reaching out to the Ministry in these critical times.
“on behalf our President Dr. George Manneh Weah, who is leading in this COVID fight—because of his leadership we are here today—and the entire IMS team: the NPHIL, Ministry of health, partners and all of the health care workers around the country who have been participating in the fight against COVID, we want to say a big thank to orange Liberia for these donation. We are going to follow up to ensure that these donation reach the beneficiaries”, she assured. Presenting the donation to the Ministry was Sara Elizabeth Buchanan, Director of CSP and Internet Communication at Orange-Liberia. She said since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Mobile Company stepped up to respond to the fight against the virus in the Country, naming the 14 Military Hospital, JFK and the Redemption Hospital as beneficiaries to their goodwill.
“As you may be aware, this is not the first time to have orange Liberia come with such donation. when the 14 Military hospital was firstly setup, we were one of the first to show our partnership with the Ministry of health and the republic of Liberia, telling the Country that we are here for the Liberian people, and we are here to help with what our people need during this curious period”,
The approximately 60,000 euros’ worth of medical supplies she said, was made available by orange Liberia in association with orange foundation.
Earlier, Minister Norwu Howard, Deputy Minister for Administration, stated that the supplies will prevent healthcare workers from contracting infection and other diseases.
“The world in which we live today is such that if we don’t prevent ourselves from infection, it would be unhealthy for us. So as health technicians and clinicians we need to follow the use of universal precautionary measure in our everyday life. “This donation will enable our precious health care workers out there to keep safe from contracting any infectious diseases. And this will also make them brave in performing their respective duty, as they continue to collect simples until we can be we can be able to reach the point where Liberia can be declared COVID-19 free,” DMA Howard said.