President George Weah and first lady Clar Marie Weah, Monnday joined Health Minister, Wilhelmina Jallah and NOCAL CEO Atty. Saifua-Mai Gray to turnover the newly renovated and expansion of the intensive care unit (ICU) and Trauma Units at the John F. Kenney Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Weah expressed joy for the new unit at the hospital and said his administration is more interested in the healthcare center.
According to the Liberian leader, since the founding of the hospital in 1971, the hospital is playing significant role in the healthcare, training Liberian’s health work force and catering to all.
Mr Weah noted that, despite it long existence as the main pillar of Liberia healthcare, the hospital is faced with difficulties due to challenges with budgetary constrains.
He recognized the support to the government referral health facilities through training, education and financing from international partners with his government intervention.
The newly renovation and expansion of the unit was at the result of President Weah’s appeal to the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and TGS-Nopec.
“NOCAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO ALL AREAS THAT SEEK TO DEVELOP THE LIVES OF OUR PEOPLE, AND THEREFORE THIS INVESTMENT INTO THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR THROUGH THIS JFK PROJECT COME AS NO SUPRISE.” President Weah noted.
Mr Weah said the new unit is a huge boost to the healthcare delivery drive in the country. He thanked the two institutions for their support and encouraged them to do more in other counties. Mr Weah also thanked NOCAL boss and expressed satisfaction at her working.
Giving gratitude to President Weah for his vision to improve the healthcare sector, NOCAL Boss, Atty. Saifuah-Mai Gray said, Corporate Social Responsibility is a significant way of addressing the needs of stakeholders and an important means through which the Liberian people lives can improve.
She expressed that NOCAL business strategy to help improve the lives of it stakeholders. She added that her institution will do more to improve the lives of the liberian people.
Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah thanked the two institutions for their support and appreciated health workers for their support to the Liberian people.
The project was in two phases, the renovation, expansion and remodeling of the ICU and Trauma Unit for six months and the supply of medical materials and equipment.
NOCAL is expected to sponsor ICU and Trauma personnel for advance training outside Liberia.