By: David Nuakolo Flomo Jr
Drugs shortages at public health facilities across Liberia is reportedly claiming the lives of several patients’ day-by-day and even worsening people’s health conditions.
Health workers at those various Government run Hospitals and Clinics are now left with no alternative rather the issuance of prescriptions to patients who seek medical attentions at those facilities to purchase medical drugs amid the Country’s devastating economy.
It is observed that most of those minor cases like headache and body pain that need just a treatment like ‘PARACITEMOL’ as well as Malaria are reportedly taking away the lives of many people in rural Liberia.
The menace is also affecting citizens of Bong County electoral district#4 as they have over the years called on philanthropists, politicians and humanitarian groupings to direct their supports to their health needs.
As the saying goes “Healthy life Is a Wealthy Life”, the situation has drawn the attention of the Nowai Gorkoyah Larsah Foundation which is an unpolitical and charity organization to intervene.
It was on November 3, 2022 when citizens of Garnsulomah Town in Boysville township, Zota district, woke up to witness the arrival of Mrs. Rashita William-Larsah, a US trained medical professional in their town with a consignment of medical drugs to distribute it to people confronted with minor health cases while administering first aid medical treatment for children whose conditions were alarming.
During the free medical outreach, Mrs. Larsah said, the initiative was part of the Nowai Gorkoyah Larsah Foundation’s contributions to helping the needy and relieving them of those minor cases.
Mrs. Larsah in Pictures with Kids and Babies Mothers
The exercise according to Madam Larsah, will be extended to other towns and villages in electoral district#4 in the soonest possible time.
Over 200 persons including women and children benefited from phase one of the exercise in Gbanzue Sulomah Town.
Some community members who witnessed the process said, ‘it was like a dream to the beneficiaries’ when they delightfully walked home with different medical drugs without costs attached.
“We really want to thank Mrs. Larsah for giving us these free drugs. We cannot still believe it because when we go to the clinic that is here, the doctors can only give us white paper to go buy medicines.
Some of us don’t have money; so, we can just Carry the papers and drop it down.
So we really telling her thank you for giving us medicine that we are not paying money for and she must continue. We also want to tell Mr. James Flomo Larsah thank you for joining your woman to bring medicine for us. We will always remember you” some baby mothers are quoted as saying in separate remarks.
Mrs. Rashidat Larsah is a top medical professional, who is a product of the internationally respected US based Catholic University: the Notre Dame University.
She holds various academic and professional credentials in the medical field.
She is currently a Senior Clinical Nurse I with designations of RN, BSN at one of the top American university hospitals, the Baltimore based University of Maryland Medical System.
She is one of the sponsors of the Nowai Gorkoyah Larsah Foundation, an organization that has been involved with the provision of scholarship opportunities for young people in district#4 and Liberia by extension, donation of schooling materials to kids and restoring the hopes of storm victims in both Panta and Zota districts.
The charity organization sometimes this year provided ten bags of 25kg rice with four bundles of zinc for Storm victims in Lutheran Global Village, Five bags of 25kg rice to Storm victims in Kpoloya town with four bundles of zinc as well as Paye-Ta all in Zota district.
As part of effort to buttressing government’s fight against criminalities in Liberia, the Foundation also donated three TVS black Absorb Motorcycles to the community watch Forum in district#4 to smooth their operations.
The Foundation has now shifted its recent activities to a free medical outreach program across district#4.