A usual free medical service in Montserrado County District number #4 by The Michael Thomas Foundation, landed in Shara Community with its wrath on sicknesses.
The Foundation medical team treated typhoid, malaria, pressure, and many patients, who had gathered in the Zinnah Foundation School building recently.
Before the medical service commence by the Foundation, it dispatched a team to the community to carry out awareness.
As a result, over 1,600 patients thronged at the school building and received medical treatment, according to Atty. Michael Thomas, the Executive and Founder of the Foundation.
The Foundation’s free medical service beneficiaries disclosed that since their status as residents of the community, such a humanitarian initiative has not been carried out by anyone except the The Thomas Foundation.
“We are here because of Michael Thomas’ free medical service. We are benefiting from it,” Rachel P. Gigee, said, adding that he received the Information day before the service kicked off in the community.
“lt is a wonderful day for the Michael Thomas Foundation to bring free medical service here to we [us] the old people and the young people,” Person W. Toe expressed.
With the 32 communities in the district, the medical service is gradually meeting the peoples’ medical needs, especially old folks.
“May God be with him to succeed for the treatment,” Oldma Mary, 74, said, appreciating the political foundation.
“I have pressure and eye problems and they have given me medicine,” James K. Gobeh, 80, said.
“l have a sore on my back; but let me get the medicine first and get well,” Nancy Kamara, 79, said as she poised on the old folks’ queue waiting for treatment.
The district is vulnerable and challenged in a number of ways. It lacks a recreational center, administrative building, public latrine and library, security among other things.
While the Foundation has begun addressing some of the challenges in the district, it decries financial constraints it faces to go beyond its current scope of operation.
The need of the people in the district is the Foundation’s heart beat, Atty. Thomas told residents.
“Basically, we saw the need of the people in the district and structured a foundation. One of the pillars is to meet the health needs and social welfare of our people,” the Foundation Executive said.
“If you look in the district, you will see most of our old and young people [who] can’t afford to go to hospital”, he emphasized further.
By: Ojuku Silver-tongue Kangar, Jr.