By: Carson P. Mehn
The Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) Dr. Jane Macauley has termed the commissioning of the PSA Oxygen Plant at the Star Base by President George M. Weah as a big boost for Liberia’s Health Sector.
According to the head of NPHIL, many people died due to the lack of medical grid Oxygen, adding that with the presence of the Star Base Oxygen Plant the sector is now able to serve over 2 million inhabitants in Montserrado thus, describing it as a great gain for Liberia under the Weah-Taylor administration.
Dr. Macauley said that the Plant will help reduce the high rate of death caused by pneumonia and other lungs infections in Liberia, describing it as ‘timely’.
She noted that NPHIL is working to ensure that Lassa fever does not spread and making sure the borders of Liberia are protected from emerging and re-emerging health threats.
The Star Base plant which is the largest in the Country currently is expected to attend to about 2million of the Country’s population residing in Montserrado and Margibi counties.
She spoke Tuesday October 25, minutes after the government of Liberia and partners launched the PSA Oxygen Plant at the Star Base.
NPHIL DG, Dr. Jane Macauley Takes Photo After The Interview
The Plant which has the capacity to produce 100-cylinder (-50Nm³/ hour) of medical oxygen per day at 93+3% purity was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Liberia with support from the Regional Office for Africa and Headquarters with funding from the German, Canadian, and American governments.
The program brought together stakeholders from various sectors across the country.