By: Sylvester W. Korwor
Inhabitants of Bong County and its surroundings have all rights to smile as government has approved US$500,000 for the extension of the CB Dunbar Hospital in Gbarnga, the county capital.
Making the revelation in Gbarnga over the weekend, Liberian Vice President, Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, said government has approved the funding to alleviate the constraint of people leaving from lower Bong County to the Upper part for medical attention.
Dr. Taylor mentioned that the half million US dollar move by government is part of its commitment to providing support to the health sector across the country.
She noted that government facilities are very important to the need of Liberians, adding: “Government will begin shifting funding to CB Dunbar and other government facilities in the country so as to subsidize them.”
VP Taylor, at the same time, told inhabitants that the need to build a health center in Salala lower Bong County cannot be over emphasized, something, she believes, when constructed in the near future, will help to save many lives, including women and children.
The Liberian Vice President further stated that the German Government has taken the responsibility to build nine health centers in the Southeastern counties, including Grand Gedeh, that have had smaller medical facilities.
Meanwhile, Madam Taylor recounted that Liberia has been a major help to the Minor River Union countries, including the Republic of Guinea, who have been benefiting from the health center in Bong County District Four.
According to her, the hospital contributes to the neighboring country because of its proximity to them, adding: “The Sekou Toure Health Center was given the name because of the level of health impact it makes on Guinea.”
VP Taylor noted: “People in Guinea around that area preferred to come to that hospital for medical attention than to go to Conakry because of the distance.”
Dr. Howard-Taylor further maintained that the Sekou Toure Health Center continues to serve both countries as a regional medical facility.
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