By: David Nuakolo Flomo Jr/
As means of contributing to the health care delivery system of the county, Bong County senatorial hopeful Dr. Renney Banamah Jackson has donated a consignment of medical drugs worth about $500USD to the Shankpallai Clinic, in Zota district.
Officially making the medical drugs donation on behalf of Dr. Jackson and his wife Madam Alice Jackson, the secretary general for “Team Jackson” Henry Vuku said the donation was the team’s contribution to the current drugs shortages experienced by various health facilities across the county.
Henry narrated that Dr. Jackson and his wife have observed the constraint faced by patients who go the clinic for medication on a daily basis especially a health system where prescriptions are given to people in critical conditions, so as such, there is need to intervene swiftly.
“Madam Alice Jackson being a professional nurse who understands her people’s conditions back home, jointly worked with her husband Dr. Renney Jackson to provide these medical drugs for the Shankpallai Clinic” Henry explained.
He at same time assured medical practitioners and citizens who witnessed the donation that the team will visit every health center and clinic across the county for possible intervention amid the country’s devastating health system.
Taking delivery of the medical drugs on behalf of the facility, the Officer in Charge of the Shankpallai clinic Mr. Obeto Gonzeh thanked Dr. Jackson and his wife for identifying with the clinic. Obeto asserted that the medical drugs donated by the team will help treat some of the petite sicknesses that effect patients under their catchment population; thus, terming it as timely and needed.
According to him, drugs supplied by the Ministry of health cannot serve them quarterly due to the huge influx of patients from their catchment communities and neighboring Guinea.
Shakpallai is the headquarters of Kpaquelleh Clan in Zota district situated near the border between Liberia and Guinea.