By: Joseph Titus Yekeryan (Correspondent)
Gbarnga, Bong County -Mining Company ArcelorMittal Liberia has donated several medical equipment and supplies to the Bong County Health Team.
The donation was part of the company’s commitment to assist the medical team in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Valued US$16,000, the medical supplies include one ventilator, one oxygen concentrator, 240 bottles of hand sanitizers, 250 pieces of nose masks, 100 pieces of face shields and 20 mattresses.
The donation was made on Thursday, June 25, at the office of the Bong County Health Team in Gbarnga.
Presenting the supplies to the county health team, Varney Kiazulu, a senior executive of the company, said it was the company own way of helping central government in fighting the deadly virus.
Mr. Kiazulu said the company made the intervention through the efforts of Superintendent Esther Walker, who emphasized on the need for the company to extend a helping hand to the health sector during this health crisis period.
He said that ArcelorMittal remains committed to buttressing government’s efforts as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase.
For her part, Superintendent Esther Walker thanked the company for the intervention and said that she remains committed to seeking support from partners in the county to improve the County’s health sector.
She called on the Bong County Health Team to remain robust in the fight against the virus with a proper use of the medical equipment provided them.
Receiving the materials, Bong County Health Officer Dr. Adolphus Yeah thanked ArcelorMittal for the intervention and assured the company that the equipment will be used for the intended purpose.