Phebe Hospital Medical Director, Dr. Jefferson Saybley is calling on the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health, to reconsider its decision and reassign doctors that were withdrawn from the hospital.
“It will be fine for the government to send back the Doctors they took, this is not only about the hospital but the lives of ordinary citizens.”
According to Dr. Saybley, the government’s action to have withdrawn its employed Doctors has brought serious challenge to the hospital especially at the OB department of the health facility.
He stressed that the hospital has over the past strived to mitigate maternal mortality at the facility. He alarmed that the life of pregnant women at the facility are now in danger as the Liberian government has withdrawn its employed doctors that were assigned at the hospital OB department.
Dr. Saybley narrated that the situation has led to him being called at night to attend to emergency cases at the OB department of the hospital; something he believed has the propensity to trigger an increase in maternal mortality in the county and Liberia at large.
The Phebe Hospital Medical Director furthered that since establishment, the hospital and staffs have enjoy partnership with the Liberia Government, but wondered why at this time, when more support is needed and staffs at the hospital are committed in providing health delivery to the people of Liberia such support is snatched away by government.
He wants the government of Liberia to work with the leadership of the hospital in bringing the needed health services to Liberians.
Also speaking, Bong County Electoral District #5 Representative, Edward Karfiah called on Liberia, particularly Bongese for their support to the hospital.
Hon, Karfiah however donated 1000 United States Dollars and promised to make available 5,000 United States Dollars to the hospital at the end of the April.
They spoke when the hospital celebrated it 100 years anniversary in Gbarnga, Bong County.